Medicaid expansion: Many could be left out
June 29th, 2012
07:44 AM ET
10 years ago

Medicaid expansion: Many could be left out

New York (CNNMoney) - The Supreme Court may have upheld health care reform, but the ruling has left many of the poorest Americans at risk of remaining uninsured.

The justices' decision Thursday kept in place nearly all of the Affordable Care Act's provisions, including the mandate that all consumers buy health insurance by 2014 or pay a tax.


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  1. Gurgyl

    Cut medicaide by putting more PAs, NPs in medicine. Hospitals drama ends thereby. Let them practice solo too. Put fee limits to all procedures, surgeries, labs, etc, etc. this cuts too. So many ways!!!!

    June 29, 2012 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I am not sure why the court allowed states to opt out. It was a mistake, but with real senators and congressmen who care about our country elected in November (instead of baggers, birthers, and republicans) this can be fixed.

    June 29, 2012 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  3. CanadaONE

    if a country cannot take care of the health of all it's people – WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR = NOTHING

    shame on you American and especially the GOP –

    new slogans againts the GOP
    – you are anti human
    -you are anti christian
    – you are anti American

    what ever happenedf to the " home of the brave and land of the free "

    brave – means taking care of each
    free – means taken care of people when they are sick or poor

    get off or the continent GOP – you are a disgrace to democracy

    June 29, 2012 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I watched Morris on Hanoi Hannity for a few minutes last night to check out the latest in Fox foreign owned media lies, and they are obsessed the the word, "Tax." They forgot to tell their few viewers that people without insurance will pay the "tax," so we all have skin in the game. Those of us with insurance will no longer have to pay for uninsured republicans who show up at emergency rooms.

    June 29, 2012 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Based on the outrage of the right wingnut people who post here, about the "tax" imposed by the ACA, it appears they do not have health insurance. I would think that paid bloggers would have a benefit package. At any rate, their outrage indicates they were uninsured and the rest of us would end up paying for them when they went to the emergency room. Thanks to the ACA, these wingnuts will no longer be free loaders.

    June 29, 2012 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The Kochs, big insurance, and right wingut groups spent almost $750 million discrediting the ACA over the last two years, and it has survived. We will all be thankful to President Obama that he prevailed, as this will help Americans for generations. Republicans will continue to be shown to be on the wrong side of every important issue in our history.

    June 29, 2012 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Yes indeed many will be left out IF the individual states opt out.
    I'm curious to see how the Rethugs try and spin this seeing how they breathe, eat, and excrete state's rights up the ying-yang. So let's see how these Red states excercise their right t o participate or not in the mMedicaid option as it relates to how it will impact their poorest.
    Should prove to be quite interestting I think.

    June 29, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  8. Fair is Fair

    Yeah... I was wondering about this yesterday. So the state opts out and those least able to afford it get hit with Obama's tax increase. Why does Obama want to increase taxes on the poor?

    June 29, 2012 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  9. Nathan

    Only the states with GOP governors will opt out. The solution is vote them all out and put in people who care about the least fortunate of us.

    June 29, 2012 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  10. Larry L

    No system beyond purely nationalized medical care will provide health care for people who have no money. It's important to ensure those seeking "free" care via vouchers or some form of aid – be truly in need and not people working the system. People who have income to buy insurance, but are gambling on remaining healthy until later in life, are one accident or disease away from financial ruin – and a life-long burden on the taxpayer. This law will go a long ways towards fixing that situation.

    June 29, 2012 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  11. lies from the right but mostly hate

    Its only a tax if you do not choose to have insurance
    If you have insurance no tax penalty. Simple as that. So as the old commercial says you can pay me now or paaayyyy me later

    June 29, 2012 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  12. Ray E. (Georgia)

    The "Roberts" Court pretty much said, be your own supreme court. Anything you slugs can get away with doesn't concern us. You wanna burn down Rome, Burn away. If you want to get rid of Obama Care change your vote! Don't come cryin' to us if you don't like the results. Not much has changed, EXCEPT, Taxes will go up. What did you expect? Someone else to keep you in Chips? Dream on.

    June 29, 2012 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  13. Ray E. (Georgia)

    There is no free lunch. You will pay somewhere. "Canada" book your own life. Don't come to the U.S. if you can't get satisfaction in your health "Utopia" But you are doing fine, right?

    June 29, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |