Red State Medicaid Donut Hole Death Panels
Millions of Americans are now realizing that they’re too poor to afford Obamacare – and it’s all thanks to Republican lawmakers across the country.
Twenty-five states - which are either controlled by a Republican governor or have a Republican legislature - have refused to expand Medicaid coverage to their citizens under Obamacare - in what are purely political moves. As a result of the “red-state donut-hole” - nearly 5 million Americans remain uninsured - and are unable to get healthcare through Obamacare.
And - a recent study by researchers at Harvard University and the City University of New York found that as many as 17,000 Americans could die directly because of "the lack of Medicaid expansion in opt-out states." So - millions of Americans will still be without healthcare thanks to Republicans. It's time to force Republican lawmakers to finally embrace Medicaid expansion - like they did when it was first rolled out in 1965. If they won't then 2014 is the time to vote them out of office, for refusing to accept federal tax dollars that would give health coverage for the poor.