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Poor, Mentally Ill And Living In A Deep Red State

MSNBC reporter Suzy Khimm went down to Georgia and looked at how the Peach State’s refusal to expand Medicaid is hurting the mentally ill.
Poor, Mentally Ill And Living In A Deep Red State
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Via Moyers & Company:

Red and blue states (for lack of a better term) have long had different policy priorities. But today, an unprecedented number of states — three quarters of them — are under the control of one of our two major parties, and the differences in what they spend on health care, education and the social safety net are growing.

This is the context underlying the battle over the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling, states that already had more robust programs to assist the poor are getting a huge influx of federal dollars for their social welfare systems, and t...

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