Harvard Study: States’ Medicaid expansion refusal will kill thousands

All this suffering because of the Republican Idiot Governors. One of them is my Governor, Rick “Slick” Perry, of Texas. But of course, he knows what is best for us…

The Fifth Column

This is not only pathetic on the part of the states who refuse the medicaid expansion of the Affordable Care Act, it’s downright criminal…

Daily Kos

Twenty-five states have refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. That leaves millions of people in the gap between being poor enough to qualify for existing Medicaid, and too poor to qualify for the subsidies available to buy private insurance on the health exchanges. Refusing the expansion is a political decision by Republican state lawmakers that will have a big economic impact for those states. What it will also cause, according to a new study from Harvard University and the City University of New York, is eight million people remaining uninsured, and up to 17,000 premature and avoidable deaths.

“We predict that many low-income women will forego recommended breast and cervical cancer screening; diabetics will forego medications and all low-income adults will face…

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