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In Poorest States, Political Stigma Is Depressing Participation in Health Law
New York Times ^
| April 26, 2014
| By JACKIE CALMES
Posted on 04/27/2014 6:18:26 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Inside the sleek hillside headquarters of Valley Health Systems, built with a grant from the health care law, two employees played an advertisement they had helped produce to promote the laws insurance coverage for young, working-class West Virginians.
Health professionals, state officials, social workers, insurance agents and others trying to make the law work for uninsured Americans say the partisan divisions and attack ads have depressed participation in some places. They say the law has been stigmatized for many who could benefit from it, especially in conservative states like West Virginia that have the poorest, most medically underserved populations but where President Obama and his signature initiative are hugely unpopular.
Many of the uninsured were also deterred from participating by cultural factors: unfamiliarity with insurance, computer illiteracy, Appalachian isolation and, most of all, cost. But also at play was hostility to Mr. Obama.
The president is definitely unpopular here, said Jeremiah Samples, assistant to the secretary at the State Department of Health and Human Resources. I would not discount it as a factor; I have heard folks discuss it.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; abortion; deathpanels; demsobamacare; failure; jackiecalmes; jeremiahsamples; notobamasfault; obamacare; obamcare; poorstates; rinocare; socialism; westvirginia; zerocare
If you like your health plan, you’re a racist because you don’t like my health plan.
posted on 04/27/2014 6:19:47 AM PDT
(Pray for America)
Always keep in mind that there is no depth so deep
or slimey that a Prog won’t plumb it, it’s their
posted on 04/27/2014 6:24:29 AM PDT
( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
posted on 04/27/2014 6:25:23 AM PDT
by Gay State Conservative
(Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
NYT as usual:
The article goes to great length to trash republicans and includes a picture of a dentist pulling a tooth. But, ACA covers no dental procedures such as extractions.
posted on 04/27/2014 6:27:24 AM PDT
(Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
Many of the uninsured were also deterred from participating by cultural factors ... most of all, cost.
The Affordable Care Act
Not so affordable.
posted on 04/27/2014 6:31:37 AM PDT
(There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
It should be against the law to stigmatize crap!
posted on 04/27/2014 6:32:53 AM PDT
posted on 04/27/2014 6:34:21 AM PDT
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
posted on 04/27/2014 6:34:41 AM PDT
How can you participate in “affordable” health care if it’s not affordable?
Of course, there are subsidies for the poorer working class folks, but not everyone is looking for a government hand out.
posted on 04/27/2014 6:38:59 AM PDT
( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
So the nasty Republican ads are responsible for the low enrollment ,not the fact that Obamacare is a piece of **** !
posted on 04/27/2014 6:43:23 AM PDT
Even if subsidized, the deductible of most policies make them useless to regular working people, of which I am one.
The Affordable Care Act...Not so affordable.
And not so caring.
How can you participate in affordable health care if its not affordable?
If you're worth tens of millions (as Osama Obama will be after his next book is published in April 2017) and the taxpayers are paying every *dime* of your health care costs,it's wonderfully affordable.
New York Times - the paper of liberal elites for liberal elites ... In short - according to the New York "we're liberal elites' Times - IF ONLY everyone would vote for democrats it'll all get better. Do it 'our' way.... Isn't that the bullsh*t democrats have been telling inner city blacks for sixty years? They want us to live on promises of how it'll get better if we just dump conservative ideas and values.
Well, it's worked for blacks, right?
posted on 04/27/2014 7:01:13 AM PDT
(Democrats are waging war on the middle class...)
There’s no good reason these high deductible policies should cost as much as they do.
A few years ago I could shop for health insurance and have a hundred policies to choose from at various levels of coverage. Now, maybe 15 or so to choose from and none of them very affordable.
posted on 04/27/2014 7:03:49 AM PDT
( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
NYT as usual: The article goes to great length to trash republicans
Setting the stage for non-stop Republican bashing between now and Nov 4. The RATS have one theme - "If you don't vote to keep Santa Clause and his elves in power, then the Repubs are going to take all the goodies away from you, and remember it is the Repubs that have all the money, and never forget the Repubs are the party representing the 1%. We are only trying to take that money from the Repubs and redistribute it to you, the hard working Americans that built this country."
Warren: What Republicans want to take away
CLASS WARFARE - This all the RATS have to run on in 2014. Just like Hitlery - or her people - they cannot name ONE SINGLE ACCOMPLISHMENT
during her reign as SOS. But oh what good intentions she had and what a horrible place the world was when she took over after GWB. /s
And last but not least before the American LIV fall for this crap they need to be introduced to some bare facts - 50 Richest Members of Congress
If I am counting correctly 7 out of the top 10 have a RAT clearly affixed to their name for the latest data analyzed (2012).
posted on 04/27/2014 7:03:52 AM PDT
(Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
In rural Kentucky, people were told that if they signed up for Obamacare, they could go see the dentist EVERY MONTH! Wow! Lies, lies, all lies.
Either the NYT has no concept of what an American’s commitment to Liberty is — or it is determined to eliminate commitment to Liberty by dropping all reference to it from the public discussion.
posted on 04/27/2014 7:16:08 AM PDT
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
The poor are “stigmatized” to be on any sort of a dole? Give me a break...the notion of shame in accepting public dole money went out of fashion 60 years ago. In fact, I haven’t heard of that concept in probably 40 years.
Today it’s become a badge of honor to see how much you can suck out of old Uncle Sugar.
posted on 04/27/2014 7:33:30 AM PDT
Well actually there is a good reason. They cost so much because you have to pay for the ones who get enough subsides that their policy costs $1-100 per month plus all the new Medicaid enrollees.
posted on 04/27/2014 7:44:40 AM PDT
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