We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
About half of those touted by the Democrats to gain more medical care coverage will be in Medicaid.
In California, per the Los Angeles Times, that's estimated to add $3-billion to its budget spending, already $20-billion in deficit. Former Governor Moonbeam, now Attorney General, Jerry Brown, now running for an encore as governor, has not joined other states' attorney generals in challenging ObamaCare.
In South Carolina, it is estimated to add 10% to its budget spending, reports its capital's newspaper The State.
In my small California town, the PTA is urgently asking parents to kick in an extra $25-thousand to support non-core but valuable instruction slated for state funded cuts. No mention of cutting teachers' rich benefits, or the staff protected by unions from being cut by being slotted into useless holding posts. I wonder how long it'll be before my neighborhood's very involved Moms and Pops, and those elsewhere, will connect the dots.
And, so it begins, or has this been going on for some time now?
School nurse arranges for a 15 year old to have an abortion, puts the girl in the tax, and no one ever tells the parents. You should not be surprised to find that Ballard is the city of high middle income types, where most of Univesity of Washington's younger professors live.
Let's hear it from the Seattle stalkers on this site
One of the main reasons for this "healthcare" bill was to shore up Medicaid, which was on the verge of bankruptcy and needed more revenue streams. That was the point (along with of course, more control over the populace).