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Ivan asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 3 weeks ago

Why are linerals outraged that taking away Obamacare will strip people's coverage, but could care less when Obamacare stripped medicaid?

Yes it's true, and to this day people cannot get their cheaper medicaid rates and coverage they had before Obamacare took it away.

So are liberals hypocrites and self-centered?



8 Answers

  • 2 weeks ago

    In regards to Medicaid, that's simply incorrect.  Medicaid is a fully subsidized program which wasn't affected by the ACA/"Obamacare" in the manner you referenced.  But, conversely, as part of the ACA, the Medicaid Expansion raised eligibility to 138% of the Federal Poverty Rate providing coverage to millions more.  Of those added by the expansion, over 80% included the "working poor" which received much broader and higher quality coverage/services than previous.  

    However, you are likely referring to Medicare which is entirely different and wasn't "stripped", but changed/restructured to where multiple parts (A, B, C, D) and the services provided within could be combined into the same policy/policies. While ultimately cheaper, I could see where/how it could be spun by opponents to say "services were taken away" and "premiums increased" etc.  Even though in actuality, the services were transferred or combined into another policy from their previous single service policy which also when combined to offer multiple services resulted in a higher premium than the previous single service premium, but that again, was ultimately cheaper than the collective total of the single policies individually. 

    That being said, I wasn't sure about your intent and/or actual level of interest in the subject, but wanted to share regardless since you had gotten some misinformation.   


  • Future
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    People that got exactly the same coverage just under a different name were not affected at all.

  • 3 weeks ago

    What is more upsetting is how they either do not care, or actually think this didnt happen.

    I wil assume kids and crack heads are on yahoo as libs.

    Plenty of elderly still lost medicaid.

  • 3 weeks ago

    ACA stripped no medicaid, your claim is crap.

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  • BOOM
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago

    It doesn't really matter because your man Trump promised immediate repeal and replace with "beautiful" healthcare. That was two years ago when the GOP had control of both House and Senate. So where's this great new plan, skippy?

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Obamacare did not change what clients of medicaid paid. They still paid nothing. 

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    That which is claimed without evidence will be given the regard it deserves.

  • Did Shawna Hannity tell you Obama took away medicaid? As funny as Hannity is, don't look to her to give you factual information.

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