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60% Of Uninsured Blacks Eligible For Medicaid

From USA Today:

Medicaid expansion can aid African Americans, report says

By Kelly Kennedy | December 10, 2013

WASHINGTON – About six out of 10 uninsured African Americans may be eligible for free or greatly reduced health insurance through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to a new report the government issued Tuesday.

Later in this same article USA Today says: "If all states expanded Medicaid, the report found that 95% of uninsured African Americans might be eligible for Medicaid, CHIP or subsidies." So which is it? 95% or 60%?

The announcement comes as the Obama administration continues its push to persuade the 20 states that have not expanded Medicaid to do so, including North Carolina, which is one of six states with the highest numbers of uninsured African Americans, according to the report….

Medicaid enrollments have been a bright spot for the Affordable Care Act…

In reality, Obama-Care is just a Trojan Horse. Obama’s real goal is to get more people into Medicaid, which is a government-run single payer system. (Besides, Obama-Care sounds a lot better than Medicaid.)

After all, as we have noted, the AP reported last month that "9 million people will gain coverage through expanded Medicaid just in the next year." While the eventual goal for Obama-Care is only 7 million people.

About 4.2 million uninsured African Americans qualify for the programs, or for subsidies to pay for insurance through the exchanges, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The report focuses on African Americans because they are uninsured in higher numbers than other groups…

This is not true. In fact, even Obama has said Hispanics are the largest group of Americans without insurance. And, according to the US Census (a pdf file), 30.7% of Hispanic are without insurance, while the number for non-Hispanic blacks is only 20.5%.

So we suspect that "the focus on blacks" might be for another reason. (So they can charge racism.)

The report found that 10% of eligible uninsured African Americans live in Florida; 9% live in Georgia; 9% live in Texas; 6% live in North Carolina and 5% live in New York. Only New York is expanding Medicaid…

You see? It’s all about racist South. They are only refusing to ‘expand Medicaid’ because they want to keep the black man down. And never mind that there are 15 other states that have refused to expand Medicaid.

If all states expanded Medicaid, the report found that 95% of uninsured African Americans might be eligible for Medicaid, CHIP or subsidies…

And yet the lead to this article said the number was only 60%. Which is it?

All of the states choosing not to expand Medicaid have Republican governors…

Yep. It’s all about racism.

Some argue that the expansion adds to the federal deficit, while others have always opposed the Affordable Care Act. Many have said increasing Medicaid could add to the federal deficit.

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the Affordable Care Act will reduce the federal deficit by $143 billion between 2010 and 2019, and programs like Medicaid expansion will be paid for with new taxes, such as for tanning salons and for people who make more than $250,000…

Sure, the tax on tanning salons will pay for ‘free healthcare’ for 9 million more people. Who can doubt that?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “60% Of Uninsured Blacks Eligible For Medicaid”

  1. Does this mean the Federal Government considers skin color as a sign of a sub-species unable to care for itself?




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