Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered by Health Law

Sabrina Tavernise and Robert Gebeloff, New York Times, October 3, 2013

A sweeping national effort to extend health coverage to millions of Americans will leave out two-thirds of the poor blacks and single mothers and more than half of the low-wage workers who do not have insurance, the very kinds of people that the program was intended to help, according to an analysis of census data by The New York Times.

Because they live in states largely controlled by Republicans that have declined to participate in a vast expansion of Medicaid, the medical insurance program for the poor, they are among the eight million Americans who are impoverished, uninsured and ineligible for help. The federal government will pay for the expansion through 2016 and no less than 90 percent of costs in later years.

Those excluded will be stranded without insurance, stuck between people with slightly higher incomes who will qualify for federal subsidies on the new health exchanges that went live this week, and those who are poor enough to qualify for Medicaid in its current form, which has income ceilings as low as $11 a day in some states.

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The 26 states that have rejected the Medicaid expansion are home to about half of the country’s population, but about 68 percent of poor, uninsured blacks and single mothers. About 60 percent of the country’s uninsured working poor are in those states. Among those excluded are about 435,000 cashiers, 341,000 cooks and 253,000 nurses’ aides.

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The disproportionate impact on poor blacks introduces the prickly issue of race into the already politically charged atmosphere around the health care law. Race was rarely, if ever, mentioned in the state-level debates about the Medicaid expansion. But the issue courses just below the surface, civil rights leaders say, pointing to the pattern of exclusion.

Every state in the Deep South, with the exception of Arkansas, has rejected the expansion. Opponents of the expansion say they are against it on exclusively economic grounds, and that the demographics of the South—with its large share of poor blacks—make it easy to say race is an issue when it is not.

In Mississippi, Republican leaders note that a large share of people in the state are on Medicaid already, and that, with an expansion, about a third of the state would have been insured through the program. Even supporters of the health law say that eventually covering 10 percent of that cost would have been onerous for a predominantly rural state with a modest tax base.

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The law was written to require all Americans to have health coverage. For lower and middle-income earners, there are subsidies on the new health exchanges to help them afford insurance. An expanded Medicaid program was intended to cover the poorest. In all, about 30 million uninsured Americans were to have become eligible for financial help.

But the Supreme Court’s ruling on the health care law last year, while upholding it, allowed states to choose whether to expand Medicaid. Those that opted not to leave about eight million uninsured people who live in poverty ($19,530 for a family of three) without any assistance at all.

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About half of poor and uninsured Hispanics live in states that are expanding Medicaid. But Texas, which has a large Hispanic population, rejected the expansion. {snip}

[Editor’s Note: The map below shows each state’s position on Medicaid expansion.]

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  • David Ashton

    A new meaning for the phrase, Race to the bottom.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Well, if you are a minority and you live in one of those racist red states, then I have the solution. Pack up, and move to California, New York, or whatever liberal Mecca you desire.

    • Jefferson

      California is too expensive for most Blacks to live in. That is why a lot of Blacks in California are moving back to the South.

      • borogirl54

        I know that is true in San Francisco. Most blacks have moved to Vallejo or Fairfield, where the cost of living is cheaper than SF.

        • Jefferson

          Do you live in the Bay ?

          • Funruffian

            I live in the east bay and I see a fair share of Blacks. Fairfield is now up to 20%. Antioch is 21%. Pittsburg is 23%. The West part of Contra Costa is swarming with Blacks. If SF is too expensive then they relocate across the pond to Oakland.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Slowly, but surely, they are resettling West Co Co Co and Oakland denizens in upscale Lamorinda.
            Four “affordable housing” projects are nearing completion in Orinda, though the city fought it vociferously. Same is coming to Lafayette.

          • Mergatroyd

            Incredible. I can’t afford to live in either of those towns because they are prohibitively expensive and HUD moves in urban blacks!
            In a year, those expensive houses will either be at fire-sale prices or heavily gated and guarded. Those homes will be like sitting ducks to criminal blacks. Expect the high-end public schools to “suddenly” go to hell and a new rise in exclusive, private schools.

          • Funruffian

            Those High end public schools are already going to hell. They have ushered in the PC brigades with fully indoctrinated new-hires and liberal hippies. All those White and Asian kids are being subjected to it. You can take the best performing schools in a district and see that the seeds of Diversity and equality have been planted permanently.

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

            I believe Marxists are doing this, but using a worn out and inaccurate title like “hippie” is utilizing Neo-Marxist Critical Theory to project a lie as truth. Hippies wanted nothing to do with politics or this mess. I have a photo of the local “hippy” radio station staff in 1967. They are armed with rifles and two aggressive looking German Shepherds. The writings I have on the history of the time there says that the “hippies” were talking of arming themselves in view of the riots that were happening. In 1968 rioting after the MLK assassination did come into the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. “Hippies” fled cities because they were easy targets for blacks to bully, rape, rob, etc. Many of them went back to conservative ways and even became Christians. IN fact, it was they who created the basis of the “Born Again” evangelical movement.

            It was actually Marxist, Chicago and Detroit whites that came to the UC Berkeley campus to radicalize what was then a simple student protest over the curriculum (that forced all males to take officers training, since WW2).

            “I don’t care.,” you and many will retort. I reply to that with this; not knowing real history of matters, but opining on them leads to errors of all sorts. Worst of all, this most often is self-limiting. I used to know some of those original hippies and they were at the time, re-enacting Mountain Man rendezvous and voting Republican.

          • Katherine McChesney

            The hippies in Haight-Ashbury were ‘trust fund hippies’ living off the wealth of their parents.

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

            This is completely false. Where do you think you have this information? The fact is that the founders were already adults and either already had a history as “Beats” or others. One main player I knew had been estranged from her father after she and a group protested the severing of links with Cuba by going there. Most had rebelled and were not receiving any help from parents. I never heard of anyone with a trust fund. I refer you to any history on the scene. Try “The Haight-Ashbury, a History by Charles Perry. The following mass did tend to be middle or lower middle class kids, but the founders were older. The bulk of the kids that came to SF in 1967 were from the Midwest and had run away from home. I had a cousin from Wisconsin that was one of these. Youth was typically divided from their parents and the cutting out of the will was a common result.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            No, Katherine, they were rebellious kids who answered the siren call to the “flower child” phenomenon. Wealth had nothing to do with it.

            Most hitchhiked here.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            @WhitePlight: “I have a photo of the local “hippy” radio station staff in 1967.”

            What radio station was that? Listener sponsored KPFA is our loony left news outlet.

            I don’t have to read a book, White; I’ve lived in this area all my adult life.
            You are right about the “Beats.” They were in North Beach long before the hippies hit town.
            Berkeley/Haight/Telegraph Ave Berkeley hippies were rebellious runaways from everywhere, many in their teens.
            They lived communally, smoked a lot of dope, but scattered after hard drugs hit the streets and the “peace, love, dope” zeitgeist died; drug violence took over, the communes became heroin “shooting galleries.”
            Altamont was the ominous game changer, nothing was the same after that.
            Many hips escaped to Mendocino Co., other rural counties up north. Some have become wealthy growing and selling quality high THC weed for “medicinal” use. Good quality weed demands a high price.
            Other x-hippies are now into arbitrage or living middle class, “normal” lives. Whowouldathunkit?
            Those that stayed in the Haight were the unfortunates who had became addicted; if still alive, they still hang out on the streets and panhandle.
            I lost an in and out of sobriety close family member to that era. He eventually died of an O.D. heroin.

            “it was they who created the basis of the “Born Again” evangelical movement.”

            Can you source that for me? To my knowledge, the BAC movement far predates the Flower Child era.

            I’ve observed more of a tendency to segue into Eastern phony guru cults, if anything.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            The projects are being built in the middle of town, others so close to existing homes, gating is not possible. The beautiful green hills are slated for construction of “affordable” stack and pack communities as well.

            Oppositional voices in heated town meetings are totally ignored. Lamorindans are asking, no shouting, “who are these people?” “They don’t even live here.”

            But it’s too late. 9 out of 10 residents are DWL Obamabots with closed minds who think anyone mentioning this socialist govt’s destructive plans for demographic resettlement, Agenda 21, or the NWO are paranoid crazies.

          • Funruffian

            Orinda? Holy Hell! That place is one of the most high-faluting areas in the Bay area. How did they ever succumb to this travesty? They will forever regret it like the folks in Pleasanton.

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

            Many places in Oakland are no go “hoods” for whites. Remember that Oakland was the birthplace of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s.

          • borogirl54

            No, I used to.

        • Jefferson

          The last time I was at Six Flags in Vallejo, that park was swarming with Bantus everywhere. I prefer Santa Cruz Beach Board Walk because there are way less Bantus there compared to Six Flags.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Jefferson, blacks and mestizos are filling up Concord, Antioch, Pittsburg, Vallejo, Fairfield and Vacaville. The once upscale shopping mall in Fairfield is now a dangerous place to go.
            West Contra Costa, i.e., Richmond, San Pablo, are hell holes, wall to wall blacks and Hmongs.

          • pcmustgo

            I had an awful experience with a Hmong Vietnamese girl from California. Dragon Lady snottiness, frostiness and bizarreness all the way. I find the Vietnamese to be the least assimilated among all Asians. Another Vietnamese guy I met was nice enough but literally came across as a robot… and I mean that in a literal sense. in terms of body language.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Agree; Vietnamese do NOT assimilate, and like Muslims, break our laws with impunity.

            Hmongs marry their girls off at 14 or 15. The legal system says nothing.

          • pcmustgo

            I visited LA for about a week and found it to be more segregated than NYC… like all the ethnic neighborhoods are cut off by freeways and easily avoidable… whites live on the pretty coastal beach areas.

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

            Yes, I have long thought that the whites down there are the most detached, unrealistic of all whites.

          • pcmustgo

            I would say upper middle class, suburban whites in general are.

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

            Yet that is filled with Hispanics. I recently met a refuge from there and he said Santa Cruz is like being in Mexico.

        • Mergatroyd

          They still live in Hunter’s Point in SF and hang out down on Market Street to rob tourists. Also, blacks use the BART to travel from Oakland around the Bay Area to rich white areas to commit crimes, like Orinda and Walnut Creek. I’ve seen them hanging out around the BART stations there and read about increases in armed robberies, thefts and car break-ins in those areas.

          • Jefferson

            Only 1 percent of the population in Walnut Creek is Black, so all of the Black thugs committing crimes in that city are definitely not locals who live there. They must be coming from Richmond and Oakland for example.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Would you believe Lafayette electorate voted in a bantu mayor? Wiki says there are 166 of them in Lafayette, but I think that is an overestimate.
            Here’s the new mayor.

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

            Cajun culture and language will be gone in one generation. This is the latest sign. Isn’t Die-versity wonderful?

          • itdoesnotmatter

            I am referring to Lafayette, CA., a S.F. East Bay Area white suburb , not the city of the same name in Louisiana.

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

            The wonder of BART. Communities that set up these sorts of public transportation wonders are actually merely providing fresh attack venues for thugs.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Mergatroyd, black and brown thieves are hitting Lamorinda hard. Almost every day, another home invasion, car theft, robbery, purse snatching.

            On lower Diablo Blvd Lafayette, sleazy Asians opened a massage parlor staffed by smuggled Chinese slave girls acting as prostitutes.

            Finally, it was shut down. LPD installed stealth cams, busted the johns too; thankfully, they weren’t locals.

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

            I can’t understand why they don’t clean up Hunter’s Point. I once wandered (in my car) into it in 1978 while looking for a place of business that I hadn’t been to before. The kids were yelling racial slurs at me in the streets. But the city elected totally corrupt and biased ex-state senator Willy Brown as major in 1988, I knew SF was finished then.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Hunter’s Point eventually will be leveled as it sits on prime real estate. On the books for some time is the plan to replace the nasty projects with high end housing.
            Of course the way things are going now. there is the risk that HUD will stick its nose into things and require a certain number of “affordable” units, in which case all is lost…..again.
            Willy Brown is a full on crook, always was, always will be.

      • itdoesnotmatter

        You couldn’t prove that by me. They are still everywhere you go in the Bay Area.
        Mogadishu? No, San Francisco.

        • CourtneyfromAlabama

          That looks like an assortment of all types of dark races who shouldn’t be in our country. I fully see your point though. The three blacks in the foreground on the left, are three too many, especially to show up in a random photo in a place where you wouldn’t traditionally see them. The guy walking in the middle of the sidewalk looks arab, and two of the people standing near the light post look either Mexican or Southeast Asian. The rest of the races I can’t figure out. There is one person who looks like he might be European, but he probably isn’t.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            I don’t see any Whites in the photograph.

            You’re right. Not one of these bums belongs in this country.

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

            Didn’t you once write that you have a woman from India as a neighbor and you are friends with her? That is how it works. The plan is to confront whites on a one on one basis. Marxists have long understood that if you can get some into your community it will break down resistance, especially when the host populations are Christians.

          • CourtneyfromAlabama

            I suggest you start finding better things to do with your time on here than go after someone like me constantly. I don’t recall what you are referring to anyhow.

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

            All you have to say is that it wasn’t you. The process of elimination next tells me who it was. As for time, what’s a couple seconds?

            I would be happy to “not go after you” if you showed more evidence of one that has engaged in some self-criticism. All whites like you seem to want to do is have your personal beliefs and concept of white culture pasted onto everyone, so that you can feel more comfortable. White survival and progress is going to require a lot more than that. I’ve been operating out of my comfort zone for perhaps decades and it seems from how you post that you haven’t ever. That is why I “go after you.” (I was previously suggesting that your style of dogmatic assertion had influence from generalized feminism that you were not recognizing, because it has become so pervasive and subtle).

            I am not always perfectly accurate, there is after all, only so much that can be done on a posting board, but I try very hard to make people think. And I KNOW that I rarely achieve that. But that’s my passion, so there you are.

            Otherwise, I recall complementing you in the past (can you remember that)?

          • CourtneyfromAlabama

            “All you have to say is that it wasn’t you”.

            No, not after the many times you have insulted me without sticking around to see my defense and response to you. Why should you be shocked that I get a little irritated with you?

            “I would be happy to ‘not go after you’ if you showed more evidence of one that has engaged in some self-criticism. All whites like you seem to want to do is have your personal beliefs and concept of white culturepasted onto everyone, so that you can feel more comfortable.”

            Do you seriously think you are the one to accuse others on here of this? I see your posts on here all the time. You go into heated rants, telling people off, insulting them, and then you don’t do them the justice of sticking around to see how they defend themselves against. You strike a blow and then disappear most of the time.

            And no, I am afraid that I don’t remember you complimenting me. I really don’t. I am very curious now.

            With all due respect, I think it would do both of us a lot of good if you would finally show up at an Amren conference and meet me in person. Sitting behind a computer board and assuming something about someone gets you nowhere in trying to understand them. People come off as ten times meaner than they really are in writing on the internet on anonymous forums. I think you would be surprised if you met me in person. I don’t understand why you should be surprised though. Most people who run into me at Amren conferences say “hey, you are Courtney from Alabama, …I love your comments….you are just as lovely in person as you sound on the website” .

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

            I’m not claiming that I haven’t put in a couple marathons of posting. And I’m not claiming that some issues really vex me, like blind Christian believers that are white and think Christianity is a good thing for anyone’s mind, but especially culturally for whites. I’m a bulldog on that issue, when I want to be.

            I sometimes write a great deal, but I do most of that off line. I write books. I’ve been published four times. Part of my purpose in posting is to test myself. Sometimes, I actually take a position and then try to defend it. I try to not make mistakes, and use better language. Sometimes, like when I’m ill, I write less well than when I’m feeling better.

            I don’t see Amren as a social network for a get together, feel good time. There are a lot of serious problems with whites. It has to be done in the mind and no personal presence is necessary for that. When I read the nature and orientation of most posters here, I am sure that I have no interest in getting any closer. I think I fear some of these people as much as blacks. I also don’t feel the least need to prove myself to you or anyone else on these posts. You have no idea who I really am and I am not moved that much by petty relationships online.

        • Jefferson

          Is that the Tenderloin ? Or as I call it, the Bantuloin. That area is filled with Black crack heads.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Yes, the Tenderloin. I like Bantuloin even better.
            Market Street is pretty run down too.

      • Katherine McChesney

        This is why the South has more crime. Tennessee now has the highest crime rate in the country. It’s due to the population of blacks in Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville. Even Memphis has posted many billboards on the outskirts of town proclaiming the city isn’t safe to enter.

    • itdoesnotmatter

      Please, D.B., I live in Mexifornia.

      • Alfred the Great

        I live in MexiTexas and we are being overrun.

        • itdoesnotmatter

          You have my sympathy. Question: even Austin?

          • Alfred the Great

            Yes, even Austin. What a beautiful place that used to be back in the ’70s and ’80s.

        • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

          I live in Vancouver, WA and WE are being overrun. It just began this summer. I have learned that King County, the county where Seattle and most of the liberal population lives, have decided to disperse the overwhelming number of “problematic” welfare cases to other cities and towns throughout Washington State. That is how for example, those two black kids that beat that WW2 Vet to death in Spokane got there. Here, all of us notice a sudden presence of non-whites and a lot of mixed marriage couples (white women with non-white men), showing up. Now, it is obvious every single time I go out of my door. My wife and I were rear-ended last week (no damage or injury) by a black woman that turned out to have no Driver’s license (or insurance). I have near crashes almost every time I venture out in my car now (I have 25+ years with no incident).
          The quality of life is changing very quickly here.

          NEWS FLASH –

          I am sure Amren will cover it shortly, but today there is a story about a returned war vet being stabbed to death near Fort Lewis, WA by a black. Five blacks yelled racial slurs at two returned servicemen that were celebrating the victims soon release from the Army. He was from North Carolina. When the blacks drove by in a car and yelled slurs one of them yelled back, “So this is how returned vets are treated here, now?” The blacks came back and got out of their car, but when they saw they were soldiers, apparently decided to leave. But as one passed the victim, he plunged a knife into him.

          The areas around Fort Lewis and the small airbase there has a large black population. Tacoma is nearby and it has long been a black cesspool.

          The amazing thing is that this story was on CNN online this morning. (But for how long)? We have to wonder how long the MSM and the various local and state, and ultimately Federal governments are going to pretend this stuff isn’t happening?

    • Thor Bonham

      Course, they can just go for it all and take a coconut raft over to Cuba ..
      I heard everyone there has “free” healthcare under their socialist paradise ..
      Course, they shouldn’t forget to bring their own toilet paper, because they have a shortage in the hospitals ..

      • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

        Silly comment of no use at all. The historic fact is that the opposite is the practice; Cuba has tradtionally rid itself of its worst elements by allowing them to escape to the U.S. Then we have to deal with them.

    • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

      The problem with that plan is that those red states are quickly becoming like the ones you mention because they are being slowly undermined by the people already there; those that like to hire cheap labor, and all those Republicans who are bending over to prove they aren’t racist. Try to remember that California had a vote on two measures in 1990 aimed at stopping illegal immigration. They were sponsored by then Republican Governor Pete Wilson. The measures passed, but were overturned when Hispanic interest groups like La Raza sued and got the laws declared unconstitutional. The way this was done can be done in any state and is and will be done. Look at that lone white advocate in North Dakota and compare it to the black mayor of Jackson Mississippi, who has declared the city a black territory. The white people in that tiny town in North Dakota are supported the one mixed race couple there against the white advocate.

      Cheap, reactive comments are not helpful.

  • Puggg

    Of course race had a lot to do with it. If you expand medicaid, it means that all the uninsured Latrinas and Shitaviouses get on medicaid, and blow the state’s budgets to pieces.

    • borogirl54

      They continue to have more and more kids to get more money on public assistance.

      • sbuffalonative

        I was watching the nightly news and they did a story on the affects of the government shut down. They profiled 3 single mothers.
        Feminists decried women’s dependence on men and made them dependent on the government. Now the government can’t help them.

        • Whitetrashgang

          So true the whole thing is one big whine fest ,and I feel sorry for none of the players.

        • Alfred the Great

          They are dependent on at least one thang that mens has or they wouldn’t have chillren.

  • borogirl54

    But even in the healthcare marketplace, these people could not afford health insurance because they would pay out of their own pocket. Some in this group are illegal immigrants who cannot purchase health insurance in the marketplace and do not qualify for non-emergency Medicaid.

    • DonReynolds

      I call that good and any health provider who does any more than send them home with a Rx for aspirin is a fool.

      • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

        But you’re not a doctor and didn’t take an oath. It isn’t that easy.

    • laughnow

      If they cant pay for health insurance, then they should receive no health care. Good health care is called exercise, eating right, and keeping your digestive tract clean. Failure of those leads to the need for drugs and surgeries that the health system provides as workarounds, not cures. Until the Red Star replaced the Stars and Stripes, thats the way it should be.

      • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

        Don’t agree. I think an ideal white state is one that provides for all whites, not sets them against one another so that a few greedy people can live ridiculously large lives. When I lived in Slovenia (worked with an orthopedic surgeon there), I saw a social medicine system that worked. The people where happy to support it because as my good friend there said, “We’re like one big family here.” Think about that.

        Slovenian people are also crazy proud of their nationality and ethnic identity. Their big mistake now is that they joined the EU, so it probably won’t last.

    • Ni123

      The truth is ANYBODY can apply for MA coverage according to new law. In case the system cannot verify your citizenship you will have 90 days to provide verification. And here is the kicker: it will give you the so-called “presumptive coverage” for these 90 days. So basically 20 million of illegal aliens can apply and be approved for 3 months worth of MA coverage.

    • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

      This population will deal with it the way they have been all along; they go into ERs and then don’t pay.

  • MekongDelta69

    The Times always thinks EVERYTHING is ‘racism.’ ‘Poor blacks’ this and ‘poor blacks’ that.

    As if there are NO White people who are poor.

    Typical N.Y. Times headline:
    End of world tomorrow. Minorities, feminists and gays hit hardest.

    • bigone4u

      The look of amren got messed up on me a while back. I had accidently enabled “compatibility view” in IE 9 and it screwed up amren and disqus.

      • MekongDelta69

        *facepalm
        Thanks – I forgot ALL about that. Here’s the fix:

        If you want to ‘un-enable’ it:
        To remove a website from Compatibility view, follow these steps:

        Start Internet Explorer.

        Press the Alt key on the keyboard to access the menu.

        Click Tools and then click Compatibility View Settings.

        Click to select the website from the list of websites that you have added to Compatibility View.

        Click Remove to remove the site from the Compatibility View list, and then close the Compatibility View Settings window.

        • Ironically, I hear that of the few people signing up for ObamaDontCare or just doing looksees, the ones that use Internet Exploder are having the most trouble.

        • foundingstockcracker

          I have a triple boot system. The only thing I use MS for is to play an encrypted movie on occasion and a particular printing software, and this will go away soon. Can’t see supporting Billy when such excellent alternatives are available for free.

    • Jefferson

      Po Blacks dey steal be oppwessed by da Whyte mayne afer 400 yeaz.

      • DonReynolds

        Yeah…..they should just say away from Whyte mayne from now on.

    • cablegirls

      Yes, The Times, in this story, is the one introducing that “prickly” subject. Seems the prickliness was in finding a convenient way to make it an issue.

    • pcmustgo

      Because the TImes appeals to NYC’s and suburbs Upper Middle Class.

  • Whitetrashgang

    America is 17 Trillion in debt, half of blacks and illegal aliens are on welfare .At this point all government programs including defense should be cut by half for a year, and then re looked at. With a max 25 % increase in the second year if other programs are ended to cover the cost.

  • Romulus

    This map nearly matches party lines and swing states. Makes sense, it will help delay and/or discourage our dispossession
    As far as the race card is concerned,…. That issue is nonsense. The left knows as long as we kowtow to their demonization, they’ll have things go their way. The only racism occuring, is the lefts.

    • Alfred the Great

      I am sorry to see that Florida is no more. But I am not surprised with all of the illegals there, way too much immigration, and Jeb Bush at the helm for several years.

  • bigone4u

    “Millions of Poor are Left Uncovered by Health Law”
    ____________________________________
    Mr. New York Times reporter and Miss reporterette, your article forgot to explain to me why I should care.

    • Raised Its Ugly Head

      You should care, because whenever powerful MSM elites say there’s a problem, you are about to lose more of what little liberty you have left.

      Diversity Means You Pay.

      • bigone4u

        Yes, you’re right in one sense, but what the Times wants me to care about is the “suffering” of poor exploited innocent Negros. I’m not about to shed a tear over that imaginary suffering.

        • Raised Its Ugly Head

          Channon Christian, Eve Carson, and Brittny Watts died so that you don’t have to care about blacks anymore.

          • DonReynolds

            Do these two qualify for Obamacare or Medicaid?

          • NoMosqueHere

            I just pray these 2 beautiful white souls are with God.

          • DLRisVH

            I become enraged when I see a photo of these two kids, for the most obvious reason, and for the lack of coverage this crime received. If the races were reversed in this crime we would still be hearing about it today.
            And let’s not forget 12 year old Autumn Pasquale.

          • IstvanIN

            and Bailey O’Neil and hundreds more.

          • Spartacus

            Believe it or not, you guys are very lucky there in the US…

            http://www(DOT)youtube(DOT)com/watch?v=rSOOsmv7A_I&list=TLYgSmOk_jPN0XsHUL0ibwbsYy0-tvDb9n

      • Mergatroyd

        Diversity means you DIE.

    • DonReynolds

      The racist NYTimes was getting such an erection from talking about the former Confederate states, they failed to mention how ALASKA did not expand Medicaid, where nearly all the poor Eskimos live.

      • But it’s Alaska. White racist? You betcha.

        Because…Sarah Palin…seeing Russia from her house…or shooting wolves from helicopters…something like that.

  • Raised Its Ugly Head

    “The disproportionate impact on poor blacks introduces the prickly issue of race into the already politically charged atmosphere around the health care law. Race was rarely, if ever, mentioned in the state-level debates about the Medicaid expansion. But the issue courses just below the surface, civil rights leaders say, pointing to the pattern of exclusion.”

    Translation: We just can’t allow unchecked White privilege to run amok and offend the sacred blacks anymore.

    • Brian

      The problem, as usual, is the NRA…Negroes Running Amok.

  • Freedom Hayak

    oh good a new talking pint for the brainless to parrot endlessly

  • Spartacus

    Look at all that red, right in the South and the North-West where it’s supposed to be .

  • JK474
  • DonReynolds

    The bloody lie is that people who do not now qualify for Medicaid are somehow in desperate need of a Medicaid card. Have the Obama fanatics assured us all that anyone who cannot afford to buy the ripoff insurance at the slave market….er uh insurance exchanges, will be subsidized at public expense? Why would there be a need for everyone to be on Medicaid? Of course, the expansion of Medicaid imagined by the Obama White House is to cover every family making less than $80,000 per year! Sorry pal, in my best year, I never made $80k and still do not.
    Of course, the expansion of Medicaid is supposed to shield a great many of the Obama supporters from the negative impacts that will be visited on everyone else…..namely, LESS insurance coverage, HIGHER insurance premiums, HIGHER deductable, and HIGHER copayments. (Medicaid recipients pay zero.) This negative impact comes just in time when formerly full-time workers have had their hours cut to part-time, and their paychecks cut to part-pay, and they have lost the employer-based insurance because they are no longer full-time employees. Now that they are down, kick them in the teeth again, Obama…..because they are no longer full-time employees, they will not get any unemployment benefits when they are laid off and their employer will not pay any payroll taxes into the fund. Aren’t you tickled pink you voted for Obama?

  • Garrett Brown

    Obama has basically stated out loud, PUBLICLY ADMITTING that premiums will without a doubt INCREASE for working Americans (whites), which will pay for the health care of the poor(lazy blacks), yet over thirty seven percent of the “nation” still supports this garbage. It truly shows you how quickly our country is headed in the wrong direction.

    But hey, let these states who support it crumble in their massive debt, then maybe they will learn.

    • me

      “White Man’s Burden”. Who made us take up that yoke, and said that Whites have to take care of everyone else? It’s time that Atlas shrugged.

  • JDInSanD

    There’s a pretty funny website called CrimesOfTheTimes dot Blogspot dot Com where the guy rips a part their biased stories too.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    That’s because Obamacare was never about making health care affordable, or even extending health insurance to the uninsured.

    It was designed to collapse the system, so the government could then step in as savior and impose single-payer health care, the desired plan from the beginning.

    “Reid said he thinks the country has to ‘work our way past’ insurance-based health care during as appearance on Vegas PBS’ program ‘Nevada Week in Review.’

    ‘What we’ve done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction, but we’re far from having something that’s going to work forever,’ Reid said.

    When then asked by panelist Steve Sebelius whether he meant ultimately the country would have to have a health care system that abandoned insurance as the means of accessing it, Reid said: ‘Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.’

    http://www // forbes // com/sites/theapothecary/2013/08/10/sen-harry-reid-obamacare-absolutely-a-step-toward-a-single-payer-system/

    So, go cry on Obama’s shoulder. He forced the bill through. You voted for him and didn’t believe he would stab you in the back. Oh, and while you’re there ask him why, if obamacare is so great — why HE and HIS FAMILY are exempt from the plan he shoved down our throats..

    But you’ll have to take a number and wait in a LONG line –just like the vets in VA who had to wait a YEAR to get their promised benefits.

    Bon

    • itdoesnotmatter

      I read the ACA. Its language is Orwellian, using terminology that does not refer to people as sentient beings.
      Reading deeply the obtuse language, one finds the plan is ultimately to outlaw private insurance.

      Liar in Chief, Obama famously promised, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” Later, even more specific.
      “If you are among the hundreds of millions of Americans who already have health insurance through your job, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or the VA, nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have,” Obama said.
      We have since learned this is not true. Here are the ten states where consumers may like their health care plans, but they won’t be able to keep them.
      1) California: 58,000 will lose their plans under Obamacare. The first bomb dropped in California with a mass exodus from the most populated state’s Obamacare exchange. Aetna, the country’s third largest insurer, left first in July and was closely followed by UnitedHealth. Anthem Blue Cross pulled out of California’s Obamacare exchange for small businesses as well.
      Fifty-four percent of Californians expect to lose their coverage, according to an August poll.

      2) Missouri: Patients of the state’s largest hospital system — which spans 13 hospitals including the St. Louis Children’s Hospital — will not be covered by the largest insurer on Obamacare exchanges, Anthem BlueCross/BlueShield. Anthem covers 79,000 patients in Missouri who may seek subsidies on Obamacare exchanges, but won’t be able to see any doctors in the BJC HealthCare system.

      3) Connecticut: Aetna, the third largest insurer in the nation, won’t offer insurance on the Obamacare exchange in its own home state, where it was founded in 1850. The reason? “We believe the modification to the rates filed by Aetna will not allow us to collect enough premiums to cover the cost of the plans and meet the service expectations of our customers,” said Aetna spokesman Susan Millerick.

      4) Maryland: 13,000 individuals covered by Aetna and its recently-purchased Coventry Health Care won’t be able to keep their insurance plans if they want Obamacare subsidies on the exchanges. Aetna and Coventry canceled plans to offer insurance in the exchange when state officials wouldn’t allow them to charge premiums high enough to cover costs.

      5) South Carolina: 28,000 people were insured by Medical Mutual of Ohio, SC’s second-largest insurance company, until it decided to leave the state entirely in July due to Obamacare’s “vast and quite complex” new regulations. Company spokesman Ed Byers said Medical Mutual’s patients would be switched over to United Healthcare plans instead.

      6) New York: Aetna pulled out of New York’s exchange in late August in an effort to keep their plans “financially viable,” said Aetna spokeswoman Cynthia Michener.

      7) New Jersey: 1.1 million Aetna customers are at risk in New Jersey, where the leading insurer also won’t be a part of the exchange. Just 2,600 patients purchase individual plans with the company, but any looking to take advantage of subsidies on the exchange for unaffordable employer-based insurance won’t be able to do with Aetna.

      8) Iowa: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Iowa’s largest health insurer, decided not to offer plans in the Obamacare exchange. It sells 86 percent of Iowa’s individual health insurance plans.

      9) Wisconsin: Two of the three largest insurers in the state won’t offer plans on the exchange. United Healthcare and Humana patients will have to get a new health insurer to buy insurance on Obamacare exchanges.

      10) Georgia: Just five insurers are participating in Georgia’s Obamacare exchange. Medical Mutual of Ohio left Georgia and Indiana as well as South Carolina, due to Obamacare regulations. Aetna, along with Coventry, also decided against participating in the George health exchange.

      • That was from the Daily Caller.

        Missouri’s biggest insurer won’t cover Missouri’s biggest hospital chain under ObamaDontCare, that’s the long and short of it.

        • itdoesnotmatter

          Yes, that’s where I read it. Scary, isn’t it? My plan is opting out of Obamacare.

  • Juan Outtamany

    If you couldn’t afford insurance care before… and let’s assume they can score free ObamaCare… isn’t there a large deductible to deal with?/// and how does that change anything? It doesn’t

  • itdoesnotmatter

    Throwing out the race card once again to play on the fears of blacks and browns is so typical of this manipulative, regressed, adolescent “leader.”

    I see if for what is is: more of same in the administration’s ongoing [successful] effort to polarize, divide, further advance the lie of oppressive, racist whites’ victimization of poor, downtrodden, mistreated blacks.

    Lawdy, we whites are even against health care for infirm black old people and their babies. Unforgivable.

    In due time, there will be TV ads with emaciated, sad looking black chilluns in the Bronx with flies crawling around their eyes.

  • Yale2001

    I keep hearing that the poor are uncovered; however, I never hear that these people are never turned away. Anyone can walk into an ER and get seen for ANYTHING. This is were they go. They cannot be turned away. The poor go to the ER for runny noses, scratches, ant bites, anything. The problem is that these visits are usually 3 to 4 times more expensive and we (the tax payers) foot the bill. Throw in an ambulance ride and over dramatized complaints ie…admission with several specialist consults and you have a multi thousand bill for things such as a simple headache. When they realize they are not going to have to pay the lose any inhibition. They start coming more often and for everything. I have a large deductible and my insurance only pays 85%, thus I am cautious and only want necessary treatment and tests. This is a BIG issue in health care and I don’t understand why this side of the coin is not addressed. I am all for people receiving emergent care if needed but understand that this is not the majority of what is being seen in local ER’s.

    • DiversityIsDeath

      Bingo! You said it exactly! I know an EMT in NYC and he said that is what they see all day long. Homeless mothers in shelters– (who can’t speak English) call 911 and summon an ambulance because their 5 year old kid has a lousy stomach ache. They feel oh-so-important and are getting lots of attention, lots of $$$$ being spent on their nonsense. Oh they LOVE it. (When I was a kid and complained to my mom of a stomach or head ache she would tell me to go lay down. After a while I forgot all about it and wanted to go out and play. The thought of calling an ambulance would have been distasteful, inconsiderate, and wasteful to our White parents.)

      • Brian

        A couple years ago I saw a 350lb idiot fall in the street and couldn’t get up. He pulled out a sail foam and called an ambulance. I’m guessing he had White Loss/Black Shield insurance, i.e. none.

        • Whitetrashgang

          You know I would pay to see that, well in a way I already did. People that fat should be sent to a workcamp, or sent to Africa as something good to eat.

      • pcmustgo

        Pepto bismal works great too. Yes, I saw this up close and personal with a Puerto Rican roommate from a super ghetto family who would call 911 dozens of times per year because she was depressed. The police were called to her mother’s apartment at least once a month because of their cyclical domestic violence issues… involving her psychopathic mother. A real example of the cops/authorities spending 80% of their time on 20% of those trouble makers.

      • Katherine McChesney

        When I was young and had a tummy ache my parents would and give me the rare Coca-Cola to drink. That would relieve it. Must have been the the carbonation.

    • emiledurk16

      You’ve hit the nail on the head, my friend.
      A slow, inexorable grinding away of value, by the false proposition of “free” as in healthcare, cell phones, mortgages, ect, which is bought by the “diversified” college young who contemporarily comprise the non-white populace.
      In today’s world, there are no consequences.
      If one bought a home one could not afford, no problem (if you’re you’re a “person of color”.) It had to have been a “predatory” loan which, as a victim, one is completely exempt of responsibility. Responsibility such as understanding the terms BEFORE one commits to an agreement.
      If one has a pre-existing condition, one MUST BE ACCEPTED, according to the brave new world of our non-citizen Marxist.
      At the expense of white European peoples who must now relinquish common sense values as self-responsibility in order to accommodate immigrants (most of whom are here illegally) who have the nauseating temperament of entitlement.
      I’m sickened, Yale. Sorry for rambling in your post.

  • Yale2001

    Marine Vet on Cross-Country Charity Run Assaulted by Stranger ‘for No Reason’. Check this article out on Breitbart

  • IstvanIN

    1) If something is free they flock to it like flies to horse manure.
    2) They are incapable of understanding that a cold just has to be “toughed out”, they want antibiotics for everything.
    3) They want to be taken care of. Self-reliance isn’t part of their mental makeup.

    • Brian

      I heard #2 at the doc’s office a while back. Crazy sheboon wanting some ‘ann-eye-botics’ for the flu. Doc tried to explain antibiotics don’t work on viruses, to no avail.

      • IstvanIN

        I hear that at work all the time. “Ah habs a cold an I needs to go to day docta to gets some anneyebotics”.

        PS: perfect spelling you got there!

        • Brian

          I’m surprised Influenza hasn’t caught on more as a groid name. Or Malaria for that matter, or SickaSelleshia.

          That reminds me, I did have a Waffle House waiter one time with a nametag that read ‘Sal Monella’.

          • Whitetrashgang

            yeah, names like hurricane, natural disaster ,STD herpes, HIV aids , improper hygiene,and crack ho should be all be top twenty black names. Are blacks trying to get over on us?

      • pcmustgo

        Actually sometimes you do need antibiotics after a cold because it mutates into a secondary infection.

        • Brian

          Sometimes, yes. CDC is recommending to get away from that just-in-case prescription though– I think they’re afraid of over-prescribing to the point of antibiotic resistance. What the hell, though– herd needs thinning.

    • ms_anthro

      Let’s not forget their lifestyles, which usually involve an incredibly poor diet, smoking, excessive drinking, drug use, poor hygiene, poor or nonexistent preventive care, and the usual violence. All of these combined make for a much heavier healthcare burden than those of us with the intelligence and forethought to take care of ourselves.

  • Brian

    They will occasionally acknowledge a ‘first world problem’. Fitting, since we’re the ones who created the First World.

  • QuinnTheEskimo9

    “A sweeping national effort to extend health coverage to millions of Americans will leave out two-thirds of the poor blacks and single mothers.”

    Don’t care. The government shouldn’t be in the healthcare business in the first place. Government regulations, mandates and programs are what have driven up the cost of healthcare. Doctors used to make home visits and people paid in cash for services rendered. The government screws everything up that it touches.

    • emiledurk16

      Amen, Quinn.

    • Beetlejuice

      It does appear that way. It screws whites mostly while rewarding slovenly blacks and fecund Hispanics who think the gravy train will exist into perpetuity. At the same time, they get to see whites being punished so it’s a win-win for them.

  • emiledurk16

    Because, paisan, when there are no constraints, and somebody else (we) have to foot the bill, and if we dare object then we are racists, there’s not much of a deterrent.
    As a side note, we have our food, opera and inventors.
    I’m proud to be Italian and White.
    A salute, my friend !!!

  • pcmustgo

    Yeah, it’s filling all those isolated SWPL yuppies in on “the real people” …

    • IstvanIN

      What does SWPL stand for?

      • It’s less work to google “swpl definition” than it is to type what you did.

        • IstvanIN

          Sorry to have inconvenienced you.

          • You didn’t inconvenience me, you gave me an excuse to post. (You’ll be seeing a lot more of me in the future, just not yet.)

            Had your post count been that of a novice I’d have simply said “Here’s how you can get the answer to your question …” But you have a Disqus post count of more than 4,000. (No, I’m not the Internet Police. Yes, I sometimes get irritated and post accordingly.)

      • Katherine McChesney

        “Stuff White People Like”.

        • IstvanIN

          Thank you.

  • Anon

    The racist lies are always subtle. Medicaid, it was promised, PROMISED, when it was created would NEVER go to people who did not work. It was ONLY intended for the extreme elderly and completely incapacitated. Those were lies. Without those LIES, no one in the US would have agreed to let it be created.

    This is why we need national socialism and fascism in the US. An authoritative, white only government is, ultimately responsible to the 100% armed US citizenry (the current amount of guns in the US population is 1 per person). A phony democracy like ours, diffuses responsibility. Curiously, not a single damn thing is done by anyone in government, even remotely like what people want. No one is responsible (no one VISIBLE is responsible….under 100 people are the problem and they can be identified with enough effort) and a confused, population can’t get a handle on anything because it believes a fantasy about their right to choose. They have neither the right nor the real ability. No sane society in human history was ever anything more than the stupid and weak doing what they are told by the strong and smart, who looked out for them. And they had to look out for them because stupid and weak people are dangerous in large numbers and can hold leaders accountable.

  • Beetlejuice

    It’s ultimately another redistribution from whites to non-whites with the purpose of bankrupting whites. Eventually they’ll run out of other people’s money or white taxpayers, whichever comes first, and it’s coming…soon.

  • libertarian1234

    “Times says racism may be to blame.”

    Whether it is or isn’t to blame, we have to finally understand that integration has been an abysmal failure.

    It hasn’t worked, and it won’t work now or in the future.

    It’s o.k. with me if the black talking heads want to blame whites. I don’t mind. As long as they agree that we can’t live together.

    And agree that we must separate peacefully.

    But if peaceful separation is impossible, then I’m all for fighting them in an action that will push them right into the Gulf of Mexico where they can camp out until the ships arrive to take them home to their mother continent.

  • IstvanIN

    NJ as well.

  • Ella

    The article states, “But Texas, which has a large Hispanic population, rejected the expansion.”

    Well, there are reasons. Medical for legals and illegals cost about 570 million dollars per year. Lone Star Federation found that 1/3 of welfare programs did go to illegals and legals in Texas. So, where is the racism? I see fraud against the tax payers who are the real victims. Medical is not the biggest cost for illegals and legals but it is education. Lone Star Foundation (LSF) stated, “At a cost of $7,136 per pupil, Texas spends $1.6 billion on the illegal immigrant children and an additional $2.1 billion for their siblings, for a total of $3.7 billion on the children of illegal immigrants.”

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

    So Obama would make sure that a large population of blacks wouldn’t benefit. Yeah, that makes sense.

  • Katherine McChesney

    I don’t believe we’ll ever have another Republican President. The Democrats seem firmly entrenched in the higher offices of the government.

  • MarcB1969

    The “poor” are already being covered for services they don’t pay for by inflating the medical bills of paying customers. Go to any emergency room in the USA and you’ll see that there is no lack of medical services available for people lacking medical insurance.

  • itdoesnotmatter

    That’s the one, dogbone. A great place to hike, boat, or just hang out.
    Recently, goods left in cars parked in the adjacent lot are being pinched.
    Why anyone would leave a laptop or iphone in plain view is a mystery to me. Some still suffer complacency, think we are immune to black/brown undertow.