May 13, 2016

It's not all bad

There's been plenty of bad news lately for those who care about social justice, but there's some good as well. Starting June 1, the state of Louisiana will implement Medicaid expansion. This was a top priority of the recently elected governor John Bel Edwards. The move is expected to bring health care coverage to over 300,000 state residents and save the state millions of dollars. I think that every time a holdout state decides to show some humanity it's a big deal and gives a nudge to other states.

On the other hand, things aren't all that great. Here's a 20 years after look by Marketplace on welfare reform in WV. I hate to say I told you so...

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