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New report shows poor minorities in the
South are disproportionately shut out of
insurance options under Obamacare

Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Lauren Sausser

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/17/2013 6:19:27 PM

Nearly 5 million poor, uninsured adults will have no subsidized coverage options under the Affordable Care Act next year. Three-quarters of them live in the South and more than half are minorities, according a new report by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. In South Carolina, 104,000 white adults and 83,000 black adults with very low incomes will not qualify for Medicaid or a subsidy to help pay for health insurance next year. South Carolina, like most other Southern states led by Republican governors, is not expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. These residents who fall below 100 percent of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/17/2013 6:28:29 PM     (No. 9657831)

Collectivism is the worst and most real sort of racism.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: schnapps, 12/17/2013 6:28:48 PM     (No. 9657832)

It didn´t occur to Lauren Snoozer that those rascally Republican governors are trying to save their states from going broke.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/17/2013 6:47:43 PM     (No. 9657842)

If South Carolina had to put 750,000 poor people on Medicaid with the federal government backing away from paying the premiums after a couple of years the state would be bankrupt. The next step for the liberal Democrats would be a single payer government run health insurance system for everyone, but the elites and the rich and famous who would continue to enjoy a first class private health insurance system.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: uno, 12/17/2013 6:51:20 PM     (No. 9657847)

Some pigs are more equal that the others...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: busterman, 12/17/2013 7:02:09 PM     (No. 9657860)

Lucky bastards.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/17/2013 7:19:35 PM     (No. 9657873)

Poor minorities will not be able to get into Obamacare because they don´t have id´s for the website or for navigators to verify.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: susieq1, 12/17/2013 7:46:27 PM     (No. 9657896)

Gosh, how I loath the word "folks".

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/18/2013 3:51:43 AM     (No. 9658212)

Boo hoo. Time somebody cut off the gravy train.

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