BOHICA: A Medicaid expansion “deal” !!!
The drive-by media is excited. So are all the folks in and out of government who have their hands in the tax-dollar trough. Uncle Phil and Speaker Timmy have reached a “deal” on Medicaid expansion.
Republican voters did not ask for this. Hospitals, drug companies, and insurance companies DID. The concerns raised by that trio outweigh ours exponentially. They’re putting much more cash in politician pockets than we are.
The “deal” still has to be voted on. When that happens, we’ll get a crystal-clear idea of who still listens to the folks back home, and who jumps when Uncle Phil and Speaker Timmy say JUMP.
It’s so *comforting* to know that — despite the fact we all elect our own legislators — the final call on everything in Raleigh comes down to TWO GUYS.
The deal DOES include phasing out certificates of need — state permits required by all health care providers seeking to expand their offerings. It’s unlikely that the hospital lobby will allow that to be in the final, approved bill. CONs have helped big corporate hospitals maintain monopolistic strangleholds on certain regions of the state. With CONs, there is very little to no incentive to maintain competitive pricing for services.
Including CON reform is an example of a nice trick that is frequently performed in DC and the various state capitals. Include something desirable in a controversial piece of legislation. If folks want to see the desirable part become law, they have to vote for the whole smelly kit-and-kaboodle.
Proponents of expansion are telling us what a great deal we’re getting because the feds are paying for 90 percent of this. Do they think we’re clueless about where the feds get their money? We’re actually paying for ALL OF IT.
The federal government is broker than broke. It is operating off of fumes and Monopoly money. They could stop paying for their share of the expansion, and Raleigh gets stuck paying for it ALL. Or cutting Medicaid spending. And who has the guts to face that political firestorm?
There has been talk that the feds will only cover the first three years of the expansion. Then, it will be ALL OURS.
Medicaid expansion also puts more money in the pot to finance pediatric sex change procedures. UNC and ECU are already doing those procedures big-time — marketing them to kids as young as FOUR and making a fortune.
The courageous, conservative thing would be to pass reforms that make health care more affordable. Much of the cost we’re choking on now is tied to government regulation. Unfortunately, there is very little conservative or courageous in Raleigh here at the tail-end of the *glorious* “conservative revolution.”
8 thoughts on “BOHICA: A Medicaid expansion “deal” !!!”
Coop, dems and RINOs, GOPe, Berger, Moore, Perry, Bell…..euphoric.
One dem, liberal bill after another (green energy)
DONE….OVER any gop incumbent
Blow smoke in someone else’s butt….
We have no Jesse’s in the house nor any to come at this point I’m afraid.
Same as DC. None to be found.
A daily reminder that the NCGOP grooming cabal of Tim, Phil, Jim and John serve only their Democrat masters. And the rest of the party just wipes their behinds. Every last one of them.
Look over yonder, folks! Here comes med pot. Remember how important this gem was to the platform last November, right? Said no one ever. Never mind that not ONE PIECE of legislation has been passed to stop poisoning our kids w that vax, stop anti-White hate in our schools or do anything about the illegal grifters choking our state. Nope. Not one.
And now these Einsteins are going to go full throttle on abortion, which will singularly serve to GOTV of the youth and evil progressive women.
Will we EVER learn?
you are so right. The GOP totally disgusts me down to our local county parties. They are NOT conservative and they are caving to everything on the platform to expand their tent.
Any sell out “Republican” (who is really a Democrat-in-Drag) who votes for this left wing special interest excrement sandwich needs a primary. Our Republican legislative “leaders” are actually stalking horses for the Democrats and the left, and we need a fruitbasket turnover of the “leadership”. NONE of them are fit to serve.
Any of the traitors who betray the Republican base to brownnose sell out legislative “leaders” need to be abandoned in all future elections. They are no different than Democrats. If the choice in your district is a Democrat or a Democrat-in-Drag, there is no real difference, and it is time to just leave that race blank. You are screwed either way. That is what happened to many of those who betrayed the Republican base on repealing HB2, and conservatives did not support them in the next election, handing legislative seats to Democrats because the “Republicans” were sell-outs who were no better.
And conservatives need to organize a primary campaign to expose Timmy Moore’s lousy liberal legislative record when he tries to run for Congress. Lets jam HB2 repeal, the Green New Deal, and Obamacare Medicaid expansion down his miserable throat and make him totally toxic to Republican voters.
Now Coop can have Biden deliver ‘new residents’ to the USA to our state and we can complete the circle for the dems. Allow border crossers in illegally, ship off to states to provide all required living needs. We now have all the i’s dotted and t’s crossed to be a perfect sanctuary state.
For those of us that work and have private insur, just know, it’s only a short matter of time when that goes away.
Again, thank your local gop politician. And stop blaming everything on the dems. Our ‘conservative’ brethern love the pork, the $$, the greed and power as much and are as just as much to blame.
Mark my words, WITHIN 10 YEARS OR LESS WE WILL HAVE SINGLE PAYOR EUROPEAN UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE IN THE US AT A NATIONAL LEVEL, NOT FROM THE DEMOCRATS BUT FROM THE REPUBLICANS! The moderate wing of the Republican Party has seen the political benefit of ” free stuff” and their winning strategy is to copy the Democrats (triangulation, as Bill Clinton successfully used) as long as we yell from the highest hills that we are fiscally conservative.
100% agree and concur. And THIS step by the NC gop is required/needed to begin the process.
Private insur is going away and BIG govt GETS bigger.
Wait until 50’s, 60’s, 70″s YO NEED surgery. Just wait…..
BIG govt, BIG pharma will dictate surgical procedures & who gets and who doesn’t…..And older adults won’t have many $$ spent on them.
Medicaid expansion, medical marijuana and online gaming – so glad we gave them a veto proof super majority! Disgraceful!!
Slow walking the Parents Bill of Rights.
No born alive bill! No girls sports bill!
They have given Cooper his legacy and exactly the feather he needs to become Vice President.
This Medicaid disaster will be tied into the budget and we will beholden to the Fed for $1.8 billion!
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