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Jails put inmates on Obamacare, costing millions and boosting enrollment numbers
Colorado News Day ^ | February 6, 2014 | David Martosko, Us Political Editor

Posted on 02/07/2014 12:02:52 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Edited on 02/07/2014 8:47:14 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Cash-strapped counties in six states are enrolling inmates in Obamacare health insurance plans as a way to shift costs to the federal government a tactic that's legal but frustrating for some Republicans who don't want to see the success levels of President Obama's signature law inflated artificially.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: aca; enrollment; healthcare; jailcare; obamacare
Once they're enrolled, they'll most likely stay enrolled and on the books.
1 posted on 02/07/2014 12:02:52 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And have their identities stolen so when they get out they’ll immediately be arrested for using false IDs. Their own.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 12:12:19 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Brilliant!


3 posted on 02/07/2014 12:13:24 AM PST by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Imprisonment, rape, and Obamacare? I don't care what you've done, that's excessive.
4 posted on 02/07/2014 12:13:36 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Liz
RE :”Cash-strapped counties in six states are enrolling inmates in Obamacare health insurance plans as a way to shift costs to the federal government – a tactic that's legal but frustrating for some Republicans who don't want to see the success levels of President Obama’s signature law inflated artificially.”

???

Republicans are scared to call this out?

How do the prisoners get to the health care exchange doctors?

5 posted on 02/07/2014 12:23:36 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You can check in, but you can’t check out.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 12:25:27 AM PST by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: sickoflibs

They access healthcare services by van (very expensive to transport) or soon by telemedicine (inexpensive). Some of the larger prisons with thousands of inmates have their own staffed hospitals.

By law an inmate is not supposed to get substandard care, so they should be pretty upset getting stuck with obamacare.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 12:37:49 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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They bring em to the ER like they’ve done for years. I get really sick of seeing prisoners since there is ALWAYS some form of secondary gain to the visit, either for narcs, or just a chance to get out, see the nurses and get a non jail meal...


9 posted on 02/07/2014 12:49:59 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Kirkwood
They access healthcare services by van (very expensive to transport) or soon by telemedicine (inexpensive). Some of the larger prisons with thousands of inmates have their own staffed hospitals.

California has been doing this for a long time. I worked in a prison hospital for 11 years.

By law an inmate is not supposed to get substandard care, so they should be pretty upset getting stuck with obamacare

You are correct sir. We were ALWAYS disgusted, because we felt the inmates got the best healthcare money could buy, certainly better than we were getting. Going to Obamacare, surely is a step down for them. The inmates will sue the state, claiming substandard care, and I can absolutely guarantee they will win. I do not think there is any medical type lawsuit, that they have not won. We had myriads of different procedures, the majority of which, were brought on by lawsuits.

10 posted on 02/07/2014 1:11:17 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Kozak
I get really sick of seeing prisoners since there is ALWAYS some form of secondary gain to the visit, either for narcs, or just a chance to get out, see the nurses and get a non jail meal...

Yep, been there, done that. I had no problem with legitimate medical problems, because sometimes they were. More often, it was exactly as you describe. Many times, if medical staff determined they were faking it, we would write them a violations report, for deliberately manipulating staff. The criminals did not like it, but F them.

11 posted on 02/07/2014 1:22:19 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well ZERO and his minions can use it when they get their most deserved orange jump suits. . . .


12 posted on 02/07/2014 3:06:05 AM PST by DeaconRed (Back to square one. I Hate BO. I hate everything he stands For.)
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I’m sure their family members will also be brought onto Obamacare and they’ll be sure to get them voter registration information as well.


13 posted on 02/07/2014 4:17:53 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; mickie; pax_et_bonum; flaglady47; Maine Mariner
This shows how, like an octopus, the tentacles of ObamaCare are being embedded EVERYWHERE.

The chances of it being repealed look very dim to me. Imagine how embedded it will become during the years leading to the end of Obama's reign of terror.

This is frightening...and the GOP appears to be without leadership, cohesiveness and a plan as the slimy tentacles fasten their grip on a virtually helpless populace.

Leni

14 posted on 02/07/2014 5:51:40 AM PST by MinuteGal
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