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Maine, Medicaid, and the Gruber Principle
American Spectator, by David Catron

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Posted By:garnet, 11/13/2017 6:11:40 AM

An aphorism much favored by my fellow dipsomaniacs goes thus: “Dogs are smarter than people. A dog won’t eat or drink anything that has made him sick in the past.” In other words, fill up Fido’s water bowl with Booker’s, let him slurp down enough to induce vomiting, and you’ll not get him near booze nor bowl again. What has this to do with Maine or Medicaid? Well, Maine experimented with Medicaid expansion 15 years ago, and it took the state a decade to recover from the hangover. Nonetheless, a majority of Maine’s voters approved another Medicaid expansion last Tuesday.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/13/2017 6:44:03 AM     (No. 11450144)

If other states didn´t have as many career non-freeloadrs as Maine,they could afford this coverage also.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: provide, 11/13/2017 7:07:56 AM     (No. 11450151)

I have relatives in Bar Harbor who have no problem with their RINO and "independent" senators. Spinelessness and socialism comes north.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/13/2017 8:17:16 AM     (No. 11450213)

Liberals also want to keep going back to 1917 and the Communist takeover of Russia. Liberals never learn.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 11/13/2017 8:30:50 AM     (No. 11450225)

My family here are all for socialized medicine and my no vote on this travesty was supported by others in this community. We are just outnumbered in Cumberland County. Very discouraging.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: citizen, 11/13/2017 9:04:47 AM     (No. 11450255)

Southern Maine and immediate coastal areas are just northen Mass..they have the votes and much more money than the rest of the state. How any state can pass bills without the means to fund them is beyond me..a business wouldn´t last a year with such insanity.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: hotcorner, 11/13/2017 11:17:28 AM     (No. 11450463)

Let them pass a funding bill and register their individual votes. I bet they won´t do it. This is just liberal BS - freeloaders voting for free stuff. The Obama way - double the deficit and never give a hoot about deficit spending comes to the states.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 11/13/2017 12:25:59 PM     (No. 11450560)

Maine (my Mom´s home state) is the epitome of a state being ruined by incomers who left their original states in search of a better quality of life only to then vote for the same garbage that made their original state a cesspool.

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