Saturday, October 5, 2013

The hostility of GOP states to the poor, charted

Paul Waldman, writing in The American Prospect:
When all those Southern states decided to refuse the Medicaid expansion in order to shake their fist at Barack Obama, they screwed over their own poor citizens.
And not only Southern states as you can see below, in his illuminating chart. In the piece that you really should read in its entirely by clicking on the link above, Waldman adds:
In addition, in most states childless adults can't get Medicaid no matter how poor they are, but under the ACA it will no longer matter whether you have children. This is just one more way conservative states that forego the Medicaid expansion (for which the federal government is picking up almost the entire tab, by the way) are harming their own citizens.

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