Friday, May 30, 2014

Another point against Obamacare

Thanks to 90 Miles From Tyranny for the heads up on THIS article.

Apparently, working Americans are now collectively responsible for providing Medicaid to convicted convicts being released from prison. WTF? Can't they go out and steal enough to buy their OWN insurance?

Opponents of the Affordable Care Act say that expanding Medicaid has further burdened an already overburdened program, and that allowing enrollment of inmates only worsens the problem. They also contend that while shifting inmate health care costs to the federal government may help states’ budgets, it will deepen the federal deficit. And they assert that allowing newly released inmates to receive Medicaid could present new public relations problems for the Affordable Care Act.
“There can be little doubt that it would be controversial if it was widely understood that a substantial proportion of the Medicaid expansion that taxpayers are funding would be directed toward convicted criminals,” said Avik Roy, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative policy group.

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