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At Least 35% Of People Eligible For Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion Have Criminal Histories
Forbes ^ | 03/11/2014 | Avik Roy

Posted on 03/11/2014 8:32:43 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

If you listen to the President, and other supporters of Obamacare, you might get the impression that the reason why tens of millions of Americans go without health insurance is because these people have pre-existing conditions, and health insurers are too mean to cover them. The truth is quite different. Less than a million Americans lack health insurance because of a pre-existing condition. And it turns out that a good number of Americans are uninsured not because they are sick, but because they are convicted criminals.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; criminals; felons; medicaidexpansion
Convicted criminal is a pre-existing condition? Now I've heard everything!

"People coming out of jail or prison have disproportionately high rates of chronic diseases, especially mental illness and addictive disorders"...queue Captain Obvious!!!!

1 posted on 03/11/2014 8:32:43 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

No wonder. When you’re in jail you’re forced to rely on a crappy government-run health care system.


2 posted on 03/11/2014 8:34:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I thought “I heard everything” 5 years ago. I still haven’t. None of us have.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 8:36:32 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie

Agreed...The profound stupidity of Liberal logic always amazes me on a daily basis.


4 posted on 03/11/2014 8:38:12 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Much is said about the pore existing condition clause. Of course, it would make no sense in any other discipline of insurance such as home or auto. But, I am curious...

Does anyone know what people who were unable to obtain insurance for this reason have done in years past, especially if they couldn't pay cash and didn't have collateral assetts?

5 posted on 03/11/2014 8:38:18 AM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Guess I was one of the million because had pre-existing conditions and no criminal history.


6 posted on 03/11/2014 8:40:20 AM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Just wait until ‘Convicted Felon’ becomes a race. You won’t be able to ‘discriminate’ in employment or housing.


7 posted on 03/11/2014 8:40:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“..Agreed...The profound stupidity of Liberal logic always amazes me on a daily basis.”

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Yes, if there were such a thing as “LIBERAL LOGIC”. It is an undefined entity.


8 posted on 03/11/2014 8:43:52 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE were written by criminals in prison,
and immediately adopted by the EXEMPT criminals that
dare to deem “laws” which only apply to others
who do not have a Koran.


9 posted on 03/11/2014 8:46:03 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: albie

Plagiarizing ME from earlier:

No you haven’t heard everything... and likely, never will.

There is wall-to-wall, indisputable and rigorously documented evidence that the ACA never met ANY legal and necessary protocols for ‘lawmaking’ as are traditionally observed, required and practiced in the history of the United Stated of America.

We have a piece of legislation that NO ONE read before passing and which is so badly articulated (I think THIS was inentional), fraudulently represented, unworkable and ill-conceived that not EVEN its supporters can honestly comprehend its definitive and final (if any) configuration!!!

Americans and the US economy (never mind our social stability) will be held hostage to the continuous evolution of the ACA into infinity! It will become the incessant and absolute means with which all politicians may blackmail and rob taxpayers with perfect license!!


10 posted on 03/11/2014 8:51:47 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

How else are these folks going to earn a living? With Medicaid, criminals can claim that they have back pain, neck pain or fibromyalgia and receive prescriptions for narcotics which can fetch a decent price on the street.
Then, we will have more crime which will necessitate more police, equipment and more prisons. Now that’s a great way to stimulate the economy!


11 posted on 03/11/2014 8:53:17 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: SMARTY

The only thing you “pass to see what’s in it” is a stool sample.


12 posted on 03/11/2014 8:53:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: steve86

So now that the Obamacrats have taken care of you, are you a happy camper?


13 posted on 03/11/2014 8:54:00 AM PDT by pallis
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To: MrB

Ha! And the ACA can’t even compare to the efficiencey OR necessity of THAT!


14 posted on 03/11/2014 8:54:49 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: pallis

God can answer prayers in funny ways. But let’s say that for every one thing I’m happy about in the world today, nine things I’m not.


15 posted on 03/11/2014 8:58:15 AM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Politicians have passed so many laws that most of us are in violation of several laws every single day without knowing it.


16 posted on 03/11/2014 8:59:15 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: EagleUSA

Oxymoron.


17 posted on 03/11/2014 9:00:06 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Lazamataz

“Just wait until ‘Convicted Felon’ becomes a race.”

Oxymoron, it already has. See Detroit, Flint, Gary In,...


18 posted on 03/11/2014 9:00:23 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
And likely to receive subsidies. Just about every one of them.

Wonder if they would fall under Medicaid versus Obamacare.

19 posted on 03/11/2014 9:02:19 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
thats unfair and RACESS!!


20 posted on 03/11/2014 9:03:49 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: grumpygresh

This is a total f**kfest of the taxpayer!


21 posted on 03/11/2014 9:05:41 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yep. Three areas of government Health Control: Bureau or Prisons, VA, and reservations.

Fail.

Fail.

Fail.

And for those who are quick to brush off the dirty scumbag criminals - look at how much IS criminalized now. Did you register your guns as ordered? Did you make a mistake on your income tax? Did you drive through ‘federal property’ with a firearm in the trunk or concealed carry, or too close to a school? Police states NEED criminals to justify their oppressions. We are one, and have been for a while.


22 posted on 03/11/2014 9:06:41 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (If you can read this, you are part of the resistance. Or some scum sucking kapo.)
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To: Psalm 144
"Bureau of Indian Affairs. Just imagine how much money a fella could steal in a job like that!"

Peter Lawford in the original Ocean's 11


23 posted on 03/11/2014 9:09:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SMARTY
They really didn't know what they were doing.

They are hoping that the American people and our health care system will figure out how to make it work. More by necessity and desperation than actual organized and structured planning. It will probably end up being a hodgepodge of laws and regulations that give preferences to cronies and poor health care to those who need it. It will probably collapse and with the only alternative being a single payer system because the original health care system will have been destroyed.

And of course, they will take credit for it if, by chance, it is made to work.

24 posted on 03/11/2014 9:14:33 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: MrB

New tag line thank you very much!


25 posted on 03/11/2014 9:23:46 AM PDT by jurroppi1 (The only thing you “pass to see what’s in it” is a stool sample. h/t MrB)
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To: jurroppi1

attempt to correct formatting.


26 posted on 03/11/2014 9:24:36 AM PDT by jurroppi1 (The only thing you "pass to see what’s in it" is a stool sample. h/t MrB)
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To: jurroppi1

another attempt...


27 posted on 03/11/2014 9:25:09 AM PDT by jurroppi1 (The only thing you "pass to see what's in it" is a stool sample. h/t MrB)
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To: dhs12345
I don't think it will ever ‘end up’ as anything.

I don't think it was ever MEANT to ‘end up’ as anything... but rather to remain ever ‘at-hand’ as THE perfect and versatile cudgel to bully and manipulate taxpayers.

It will perpetually morph into whatever tool the ‘state’ needs it to be, WHENEVER it is needed.

The ACA was written in intentionally inscrutable language, to be expedient, efficient and perennially adaptable to the needs of, NOT US taxpayers, but to all and every current and conceivable need and objective of this and every subsequent Congress!

The Social Security system was the blueprint and dress rehearsal for THIS monstrous and ruinous legislation.

28 posted on 03/11/2014 9:50:38 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SMARTY
It would be surprising that it end up being something. Anything... take the heat off of the Democrats.

Because it will be chaos for Americans. And with the help of the GOP and Conservatives, guess who get the blame? The Democrats, of course. So it will probably be hastily thrown together, peace-meal implementation, and waivers for cronies.

Exactly what we hate the most about anything run by the government.

29 posted on 03/11/2014 10:19:49 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Prior to this expansion of Medicaid were those with crimminal histories barred from signing up ?


30 posted on 03/11/2014 10:42:52 AM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: jurroppi1

Might wanna fix your quotation marks...


31 posted on 03/11/2014 11:00:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

This time was a charm. Got the quotation marks the first time, then the apostrophe was the crux of the biscuit the second time </Zappa>.

I gues the old adage is true, “third time’s a charm”.


32 posted on 03/11/2014 11:19:39 AM PDT by jurroppi1 (The only thing you "pass to see what's in it" is a stool sample. h/t MrB)
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