December 31, 2022

A big ol' Crookie and a raspberry to the shameful racist resistance to expanding Medicaid.

Not to mention the damage this obstinacy does to rural hospitals and their constituencies.

The map above tells the story. The southeast and Texas (also a confederate state) stand out as bastards.

(Also note that in Wisconsin, adults with incomes up to 100% of the federal poverty level are eligible for Medicaid. So not Medicaid "expansion," but more than the Confederacy.)

Medicaid expansion is tremendously popular with voters, but in the South voters can NOT decide things like Medicaid expansion because Jim Crow is alive and well in Republican-dominated legislatures.

And even when voters DID vote to expand Medicaid in Missouri, Republican legislators tried to stop it.

Enough. Just enough. Shame on states that don't care about their own economies or health of their citizens.

The Crookie goes to you with prejudice. (ahem)


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