Thursday, August 02, 2012

That's Our Nikki: She Doesn’t Care About The Poor, The Elderly and The Disabled

Nikki Haley so wants to be like Mitt that she has made it clear that she will not expand Medicaid, thereby punishing the poor, the elderly and the disabled of South Carolina.
She says: “South Carolina will NOT expand Medicaid, or participate in any health exchanges. We will not support Pres. Obama’s tax increase or job killing agenda. I WILL do everything I can to get Mitt Romney elected and work to strengthen our Senate so that we can repeal this unAmerican policy aimed at moving our country in the wrong direction.”
So, Haley, like a good GOP lapdog, wants to snub President Obama. That's nothing new; Nikki is one of the lead Goosesteppers in The Party Of No, but the people of South Carolina, especially the poor, elderly and disabled, ought to know what she means by that.
By not expanding Medicaid, some people will be left to die.
According to a new study published in the New England Journal of medicine, residents of states that expand coverage will probably live longer, be healthier and have better access to medical care: 
'Medicaid expansions were associated with a significant reduction in adjusted all-cause mortality....Mortality reductions were greatest among older adults, nonwhites, and residents of poorer counties. Expansions increased Medicaid coverage....decreased rates of uninsurance....decreased rates of delayed care because of costs....and increased rates of self-reported health status of “excellent” or “very good”.'
So, you go, Nikki. Get Romney elected and let the people of South Carolina suffer, and perhaps, die for it.
How transparent can you get?


Anonymous said...

She's an awful human being. I bet Mitt is considering her for Veep.

the dogs mother said...

Interesting twisty here in WA. Eldest has an individual health insurance policy - super high deductible ($5k) but is his/our hedge against another collapsed lung ($10k - $15k). WA watched the latest Supreme Court ruling and then went ahead with all the *free* women's health care (good that is is offered but people it is not really free...) ANYWAY the company went to the expense of printing up and mailing a letter congratulating Eldest that he now had gyno care and all sorts of free female related coverage.
....... A simple survey of their data would have revealed that Eldest is single, MALE and has been that way ever since he bought coverage ($2500 a year - doubled in price in the four years since he first bought it). There was no need to go to the expense of printing and mailing all this information as I don't expect Eldest to ever get pregnant.
I'm all for insurance reform but I also realize that it ain't gonna be perfect.