Friday, August 17, 2012


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Not poor enough: In some states you can be below the poverty line and not qualify for Medicaid | StarTribune.com

Not poor enough: In some states you can be below the poverty line and not qualify for Medicaid | StarTribune.com:
Excerpt:

"The political rhetoric during a presidential campaign focuses on the middle class and leaves the uninsured working poor largely invisible, said Rand Corp. researcher Dr. Art Kellermann.
"We hear a lot of talk about unemployment and the aspirations of middle-class Americans. But we don't hear about the consequences of unemployment and the consequences of the collapsing middle class," Kellermann said. Losing health insurance is one of those consequences.
"It's like the public just doesn't want to believe anything else until it hits home," he said, "Until it's their own child, brother or parent that got laid off when they were 58, until then, it's not real.""

Monday, August 13, 2012

Medicaid Fight Reinvigorated With Political Light On Health Care | Minnesota Public Radio News

Medicaid Fight Reinvigorated With Political Light On Health Care | Minnesota Public Radio News: ""We found, in fact, that states that expanded Medicaid to that group of adults relative to states that didn't, had substantially lower mortality," she said, meaning people who got Medicaid coverage were less likely to die than people who didn't."
Well worth reading or listening to the whole story.  With Ryan now on the ticket getting a true, factual picture of what they want to do with Medicare (vouchers) and Medicaid (cut it by millions by capping $ to states) is critical.  I just can't get rid of the memory of the time recently when an excited group of Romney followers yelled in response to what to do about those who get Medicaid -- "Let them Die".

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012