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Red states refusing to help their residents have worst percentages of uninsured
07-02-2012, 08:01 PM (This post was last modified: 07-02-2012 08:02 PM by janedrake.)
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Red states refusing to help their residents have worst percentages of uninsured
Came across this excellent resource for getting an overview of just which states are at the bottom of the scale in providing healthcare to their residents - not surprisingly, virulently red states show up very often:
http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparet...d=645&cat=
(Click on entries in the left column to bring up multiple facets of information on uninsured).

Fast facts:
Rick Scott: Poor children who are uninsured, 25%, tied with Nevada and Utah for highest in nation

Bobby Jindal: Low Income Adults who are uninsured, 46% - seventh highest in nation.

Many more enlightening statistics at the link:
http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparet...d=645&cat=

(It continues to be gobsmacking to me that Republicans will put their twisted ideology above and beyond human being's lives.)
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07-02-2012, 08:14 PM
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Jindal with 46% uninsured adults and he is poo-pooing help for them. What a mean little man.

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07-02-2012, 08:26 PM
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(07-02-2012 08:14 PM)jaxx Wrote:  Jindal with 46% uninsured adults and he is poo-pooing help for them. What a mean little man.

He and the other governors who are refusing to enact this.....

They'd rather be right in their little lizard brains than do the right thing.

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07-03-2012, 08:01 AM (This post was last modified: 07-03-2012 08:56 AM by suzie.)
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RE: Red states refusing to help their residents have worst percentages of uninsured
Bobby Jindal is an absolutely horrible person and politician. In health care, he's trying to privatize the State Employees Health Insurance system, because he claims the private sector will do a better, more efficient job. Which might be more arguable if the State Employees System didn't have a $500 million surplus. Which BTW, Jindal plans to allow the private insurers to reap the benefits of, without even returning any of it to the State.

Just one thing I'd note about the high percentage of uninsured in Louisiana--which is that Louisiana has long had a system of Charity hospitals, founded long ago and administered since 1970 by LSU Med School. These are different than the hospitals which accept indigent patients in most states, that are under local control, as the Louisiana hospitals it have been a hospital system with university affiliations. Many of those who are low income and uninsured have relied on the Charity system for their care.

But none of that has anything to do with Bobby Jindal.
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