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Tennessee Gov: state can’t afford Obamalosi-Care

DC Democrats~have to pass healthcare reform~ Their goal? Make it look like it saves money. The only way to do that is to force states into expanding Medicaid in order to absorb more of the uninsured.

So how does taking a program whose growth already outstrips inflation AND expand entitlement through federal mandates on the states, Help states?

Since States bear the cost of medicaid costs. Can your State Afford it? Have you researched and followed the money?

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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 10:40 AM on Mar. 19, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • "well, we just have to pass it, so you can find out what is in in it"

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • By 2013,we expect to have returned to our 2008 levels of revenue and will have already cut our programs dramatically – over a billion dollars. At that point, we have to start digging out — we will have not given raises to state employees or teachers for five years, our pension fund will need shoring up, our cash reserves (“rainy day fund”) will have been considerably depleted and in need of restoration, and we will have not made any substantial new investments for years. There will have been major cuts to areas such as Childrens Services that we really need to restore. On top of these, there are all the usual obligations to be met — Medicaid, for example, will continue to grow in excess of the economy and our tax revenues. It’s going to take at least a full decade to dig our way out and back to where we were prior to this recession.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:43 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

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    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:44 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • A LOT of states have come out and said that they will be taking the federal government to court if this bill passes. It's unconstitutional and the states don't want it. I can't wait until November when these idiots get booted. Then in 2012, BO will be OUT!!


    Answer by AngelDawn7 at 10:48 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • I don't believe any state can afford it. Texas is not doing bad at all right now but we can't afford this bill. As many say, this bill will bankrupt America if allowed to come to fuition

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:28 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Our state has a huge deficit and is cutting funding to some state colleges by more than 50%. The public schools are also hit with huge cuts and governor has already raised taxes.

    Expanding Medicaid through HCR, especially in the poor states or states that already have huge deficits? Many states will be bankrupted.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 3:28 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

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