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  •  Florida's house voted no (2+ / 0-)
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    phonegery, Brooke In Seattle

    Well Florida voted no.

    I don't think the Scott admin's plan was a very good one anyway (let private insurance have the money so they get blamed for the refusal to provide services).

    I am hopeful the Obama Admin calls these peoples bluffs and sets up federal exchanges in these states.

    it's a hope anyway.

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    by Arrow on Fri May 03, 2013 at 10:51:06 AM PDT

    •  Scott amuses me (4+ / 0-)
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      wishingwell, Nance, cocinero, mr market

      he was the one who turned down the light rail system here because "Federal money equals communism" or whatever.

      NOW he wants the Fed money so he can give it to the insurance companies.

    •  Medicaid expansion and Exchanges are separate... (4+ / 0-)
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      wishingwell, Nance, mr market, jdld

      States like Florida (and Texas, where I live) will get a federally run insurance exchange whether they approve the Medicaid expansion or not.  

      The problem is that exchanges without Medicaid expansion leaves a gap for those who are below the poverty line, but don't qualify under current Medicaid rules in their state -- and that's a heck of a big gap in states like Florida, Texas, and many of the other Republican-led states that have so very many poor people.

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      by TexasTom on Sat May 04, 2013 at 02:14:48 PM PDT

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      •  As long as the hospitals get paid. (1+ / 0-)
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        mr market

        Somebody explained on one of the shows I was watching that the ACA took the money that was slated for hospitals (to cover indigent patients) and put it into the Medicaid expansion. This person said that the reason Rick Scott was leaning toward accepting the Medicaid expansion money is because he was getting hell from the hospitals. The problem I see, though, is that the Medicaid funds will go further if they don't have to make a stop at insurance company's pockets. So, it seems the hospitals might get screwed anyway.

      •  and in PA where so far Corbett says he is refusing (2+ / 0-)
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        cocinero, mr market

        the expansion and there are lots of people who will not be able to afford to buy insurance that with medicaid expansion would now qualify for coverage under medicaid. But Corbett the GOP run legislature does not want to expand and instead has proposed cutting medicaid more.

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        by wishingwell on Sat May 04, 2013 at 02:29:24 PM PDT

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