THE POOR GET SICKER, ACCORDING TO SOME STATES
GOP Governors Deny The Poor Health Care.
According to the Huffington Post ”GOP Governors Deny The Poor Health Care In Opposing Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion”. What that means is people under the poverty line receiving just the minimum amount of social security can be denied medicaid. Like Laura Johnson of RUSTON, La
Last year after not being able to work because of congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and hypothyroid. She arranged a Social Security disability benefit, and she enrolled in Medicaid, the government-furnished insurance program for the poor. She used her Medicaid card to secure needed prescription medications. Her ailments stabilized.
But this year, the state determined that the $819 a month she draws in disability payments exceed the allowable limit. By the federal government’s reckoning, her $9,800 annual income made her officially poor. But under the standards set by Louisiana, she was too well off to receive Medicaid.
And she is not alone. thats because the supreme court upheld the key components of Obama Care this year but left out a crucial provision: They decreed that states have the right to opt out of the Medicaid expansion, a step that would deprive people like Johnson of care.
Thanks to Rick Perry , Governor of Texas who took a strident position against the medicaid expansion. ” Perry wrote Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius earlier this year. The health care law’s “unsound encroachments will find no foothold here,” he declared. Texas among several states that challenged the law, has not implemented a health care exchange that would serve as an insurance marketplace for people or businesses. according to the associated press copy right 2012.