Drip, Drip, Drip

Add Indiana to the list of GOP-controlled states that will expand Medicaid, so long as they don’t have to call it an Obamacare expansion.  Gov. Mike Pence (who may run for prez in 2016) has negotiated an expansion with the feds under his Healthy Indiana Program.  It’s a win-win — the feds get another state to insure people who fall in the ridiculous gap between those who qualify for Medicaid and those who qualify for Obamacare subsidies, and Pence can say it’s different from the Obamacare expansion.  But bottom line, more people get covered.

The arc of the health insurance universe bends slowly, but it’s bending toward coverage.

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2 comments on “Drip, Drip, Drip

  1. danielfee says:

    I think in October Obama should go on a tour of all Red States that have expanded Medicaid and publicly thank those Republican governors for embracing Obamacare. This would be a great October surprise and it would be fun to watch them squirm in the closing days of the election. The Democrats could run great adds attacking them as “Faux Democrats” so why not vote for the real thing. This would piss off their base and depress their turnout.

  2. Patti Kuche says:

    Love to know who came up with the Healthy Indiana Program, hip to the cause.

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