February 24, 2014

Getting used to it

For all the overheated rhetoric, it looks like governors across the political spectrum are getting used to the Affordable Care Act. According to AP,

"...governors from both parties say a full repeal of the law would be complicated at best, if not impossible, as states move forward with implementation and begin covering millions of people--both by expanding Medicaid rolls for lower-income residents or through state or federal exchanges that offer federal subsidies to those who qualify."

Meanwhile in West Virginia, the Charleston Gazette reported that "between the increase in private insurance enrollment and new enrollment in the state's Medicaid expansion, the number of uninsured West Virginians has dropped from 13.5 percent to 4.2 percent of the population." In fact, West Virginia leads the nation in per capita Medicaid enrollment.

That is a big deal.

ONE FOR THE ROAD. The rational animal never lived round here.


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