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Fatlip (Louisville LEO Newsblog): (There are) amazing new numbers from Kentucky's Department of Medicaid Services on what the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of Medicaid has meant for the state. Right there in the heart of anti-Obama coal country, Kentucky saw it's most dramatic double-digit drops in the percentage of uninsured citizens. There is no other region in Kentucky that benefited more from Obamacare, where you see counties going from 17 percent uninsured to less than 5 percent. This is also the region where President Obama's approval rating is the likely the lowest, where the mythology of Obama's "War on Coal" being their singular boogeyman remains virtually unchallenged.

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On the House floor on Wednesday, Congressman John Yarmuth made sure to show this map to all of his Republican colleagues who want to repeal the law and most of those Kentuckians' coverage:

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In all, how many of Kentucky's 120 counties saw improvements in their residents access to medical care? Literally all of them.

"Obamacare" works in areas where committed public officials have tried to make it work. It's as simple as that.

As for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) continued insistence that the ACA has failed, all he has to do is look at his own home state to see how very wrong he is.
www.msnbc.com

ACA is doing what it was supposed to do: Help people who haven't had health insurance and not just brown ones.

I wonder what the Appalachians think about Mitch wanting to take away their health insurance now?

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2014-08-01 04:35 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"I wonder what the Appalachians think about Mitch wanting to take away their health insurance now?"

You don't want to know.

Medical care is only part of what needs to be fixed in that region.

Now they need good education and good jobs.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-01 05:13 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Medical care is only part of what needs to be fixed in that region.

Now they need good education and good jobs.

#2 | Posted by Tor

And maybe some teeth.

Then they could look as good as they are gonna feel with all that Obamacare!

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-08-01 05:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

#1 | Posted by tonyroma
"I wonder what the Appalachians think about Mitch wanting to take away their health insurance now?"

Won't have to wonder for much longer.

#4 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-08-01 11:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

What, no mention on coal's war on breathing?

#5 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-08-03 09:35 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Mitch's home state" love it. McConnell spends as little time in Kentucky as possible...

#6 | Posted by Catdog at 2014-08-03 10:03 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Mitch's home state" love it. McConnell spends as little time in Kentucky as possible...

Posted by Catdog at 2014-08-03 10:03 AM | Reply

Sounds like Pat Roberts of Kansas.

#7 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-08-03 10:08 AM | Reply | Flag:

Never underestimate the tendency of a poor person to act/vote against their own best interests.

#8 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-08-03 11:14 AM | Reply | Flag:

Never underestimate the tendency of a poor person to act/vote against their own best interests.

Only when they've been purposely bombarded with the fiction that they're doing just the opposite. This is one of the right's chief problems with black Americans: They've long learned that one side seldom has their best interests at heart even though the other side is far from perfect either.

But who is the lesser of two potential evils is a very simple calculation to make for those who have so much invested in progress and so much to lose by regression or an untenable status quo.

#9 | Posted by tonyroma at 2014-08-03 11:27 AM | Reply | Flag:

Some people don't have access to the information they need to make an informed choice. Some don't know what to do with informatIon if they happen to stumble upon it. Some just don't have the gene that makes you question authority.

These people are easy prey for the news/editorial style of propaganda used by the RW con machine.

Black Americans are learning. In twenty years they'll be up to speed.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-08-03 02:18 PM | Reply | Flag:

funny how the government, through intrusive measures into the free market, lax border security, and the drug war combined to make individual health insurance unaffordable. Then the government steps in and provides subsidized insurance. Nice racket that erodes states rights, individual liberty, and gives more power to the federal government. perfect way to make indentured servants out of all of us.

#11 | Posted by danv at 2014-08-03 02:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

funny how the government, through intrusive measures into the free market, lax border security, and the drug war combined to make individual health insurance unaffordable. Then the government steps in and provides subsidized insurance. Nice racket that erodes states rights, individual liberty, and gives more power to the federal government. perfect way to make indentured servants out of all of us.

#11 | Posted by danv

Good lord that's some Palin-level babble. Please explain how border security and the drug war made health insurance unaffordable.

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-03 03:18 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"Black Americans are learning. In twenty years they'll be up to speed."

Learning what? What evidence do you have that suggests that black Americans have altered behavior towards any kind of progress? Every other race has surpassed black Americans after a generation of being here while black Americans consistently finish last in all measurable metrics used to evaluate progress.

I'm not making a political argument. No party is at fault.

IOW, I don't see anything changing in 20 years.

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-03 03:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

The goal was never to get votes. The goal was to lower the runaway health cost for all Americans.

Let them hold onto their hate. They are unwittingly/wittingly cooperating for the common good.

As someone once said, "mission accomplished".

#14 | Posted by fresno500 at 2014-08-03 04:35 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-03 03:18 PM | Reply | Flag

Well, one of the biggest drivers in increased healthcare costs are when drug dealers shoot each (i.e. the drug war), who do you think pays for the ER bills? People who have insurance.

10-20 million illegal aliens, how many do you think have health insurance, how many abuse hospital ER's? How pays for that?.....what for it....the insured.

You also seemed to miss the aspect that noted first, "negative" government intervention in the free market (although I admit I did not put negative which I should have). For example, not allowing people to buy plans from other states.

Do you ever ask yourself why health insurance prices are sky high? Why they have to be subsidized? If they have to be subsidized, then they are unsustainable. But hey just let the federal government handle everything, there your special friend, everything will be all right. Civilizations never collapse under there own weight.

Its funny that people like you keep bad mouthing sarah palin, all you do is give her more power, kinda funny.

#15 | Posted by danv at 2014-08-03 08:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

God bless Obamacare!

#16 | Posted by squinch at 2014-08-03 11:34 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

Do you ever ask yourself why health insurance prices are sky high? Why they have to be subsidized? If they have to be subsidized, then they are unsustainable. But hey just let the federal government handle everything, there your special friend, everything will be all right. Civilizations never collapse under there own weight.

#15 | Posted by danv

Do you ever ask yourself why health care costs so much more in the US than every other first world country? Why we pay 2-3 times what other countries do for the exact same drug?

Because our FOR PROFIT system incentivizes hospitals, drug companies, and doctors to rip us off whenever we can.

Funny other countries with socialized public health systems are so much happier with their systems and would never trade it for ours, which is only awesome if you're rich.

The blueprint is out there in other countries, but the US refuses to follow it, because the greedwhores who own washington insist on squeezing profit from you at every turn, including sickness and death.

Of course those other countries don't have to deal with the republican party - determined to prove that government doesn't work, even if they have to break it themselves.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-04 03:24 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"Do you ever ask yourself why health insurance prices are sky high?"

Not for a while. Anybody paying attention knows......

why health costs and insurance prices are sky high

#18 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-04 03:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Funny other countries with socialized public health systems are so much happier with their systems and would never trade it for ours"

I believe that....but they don't want the fatties either......

#19 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-04 03:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

I believe that....but they don't want the fatties either......

#19 | Posted by eberly

They also don't let the corporations that are poisoning their citizens to own their governments like we do.

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-04 03:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

so you're admitting that it's not all about insurance and it's about our diets, lack of exercise, etc.??

#21 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-04 03:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

or do you want to offer another deflection?

#22 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-04 03:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

or do you want to offer another deflection?

#22 | POSTED BY EBERLY

I think you know the answer to that question.

#23 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-08-04 03:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

Flag:

so you're admitting that it's not all about insurance and it's about our diets, lack of exercise, etc.??

#21 | Posted by eberly

Show me where I said it's all about insurance.

#24 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-04 03:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

I guess Speak had to go find some tissues.

#25 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-04 03:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

your entire #17 was about the for profit system, which BTW, you cheer for now that Obama has entrenched them further into the drivers seat.

#26 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-04 03:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

I forgot, you whined about the GOP as well.

As though the dems, if left completely alone, would just magically transform our health care system to match one of those countries with socialized medicine.

#27 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-04 03:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Well, one of the biggest drivers in increased healthcare costs are when drug dealers shoot each (i.e. the drug war),
#15 | Posted by danv"

I am not sure I have ever seen something as stupid, and patently untrue, posted on the DR. And that is really saying something.

#28 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-08-04 04:53 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 4

As though the dems, if left completely alone, would just magically transform our health care system to match one of those countries with socialized medicine.

#27 | Posted by eberly

Well that depends, do the dems still have to raise campaign money to compete with repubs? If not, then yes, they could pursue public healthcare on par with every other civilized nation. But as long as dems have to sell out to corporations in order to keep up with repubs campaign cash, then are not able to pursue truly liberal methodologies.

But they have shown time and time again they they do actually care about the well being of the masses far more than the repubs, who are only interested in the well being of the rich.

#29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-04 05:34 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

your entire #17 was about the for profit system, which BTW, you cheer for now that Obama has entrenched them further into the drivers seat.

#26 | Posted by eberly

Obama entrenched the for-profit system IN AN EFFORT TO WIN REPUBLICAN SUPPORT - figuring they'd support the same republican plan they wanted in the 90s. But they could neither support their OWN old plan, or offer a new one. OBamacare is the crap sandwich we got DESPITE all the republicans did to block it.

#30 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-04 05:37 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

"Obama entrenched the for-profit system IN AN EFFORT TO WIN REPUBLICAN SUPPORT"

you're always good for a laugh, Speak.

what a ----. Obama knew the GOP wouldn't support it but, according to you, he wrote it in a way to win them over.

Obama is not that retarded, despite how hard you are making him out to be.

"OBamacare is the crap sandwich we got"

then keep cheerleading for it, cheerleader.

#31 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-04 06:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

"But as long as dems have to sell out to corporations"

rah rah sis boom bah!!!

#32 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-04 06:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

Let me get this straight, Speak. You're fat and it's the GOP's fault?

#33 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-04 06:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

Let me get this straight, Speak. You're fat and it's the GOP's fault?

#33 | Posted by eberly

No, haven't you heard? Everything is obama's fault. Including the skidmarks in all your underwear.

#34 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-04 06:30 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 4 | Newsworthy 1

This is your typical liberal headline fail. Everything is based on estimates. Liberal estimates at that. LMAO

#35 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2014-08-04 07:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

Everything is based on estimates. Liberal estimates at that. LMAO

It's based on the insurance company's own data, not just that of the government. Tell you what, Einstein, find a link to actual data that proves otherwise.

#36 | Posted by tonyroma at 2014-08-04 07:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

#36

From the article:

Remember, these figures remain an estimate,

You're a pinhead.

#37 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2014-08-04 07:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

Oh my bad. You're an Obama miracle.

#38 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2014-08-04 07:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

This place needs an enema.

#39 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-04 09:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

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