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  •  Well, Huckabee ain't doin a damn thing... (0+ / 0-)

    because he just works as a flappy jowled shill for Roger Ailes. Arkansas currently has a Democratic governor, Mike Beebe, who in making his deal with the devil (Republican State Legislature), agreed to shove the entire Medicaid expansion population into the state health insurance exchanges where they'll pick up private insurance at the cost of an extra $700 million.

    Why in the name of all things bright and beautiful would they do this?

    Well, the only way the Arkansas GOP could swallow Beebe's implementation of Medicaid expansion was to have it not come from the big bad Federal government healthcare option (Medicaid), but switch it all over to the private insurance market where it will benefit the insurance companies and private enterprise.

    With the Fed picking up 100% of the tab for the 1st 3 years, why should they give a crap? It ain't their money. The key comes when the Fed starts moving back to only providing 90% of Medicaid expansion funding. Will the GOP be so keen on the extra spending when it's their coin and will they try and shut the whole thing down at that point?

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