Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Journal Sentinel Spanks Walker On Obamacare



How many people, if they are lucky enough, actually understand their health insurance policy? Most of us send the bill in and pray to the gods of Blue Cross and Blue Shield, they cover some of the cost.

Understanding health insurance is harder than learning German.

So, it's actually no surprise that it has taken regular people a while to figure out how badly Scott Walker fucked over Wisconsin by not expanding Medicaid - which we like to call BadgerCare.

It has taken a year, but the editorial board at the Journal Sentinel just figured it out in today's edition.

However, it is not that difficult to figure out. Walker's scheme is simple.

Cover less people at a higher cost to taxpayers. We wish we were oversimplifying it - but we're not. Here's what the Sentinel had to say:
"Wisconsin would have saved $206 million over two years if the Walker administration had chosen to accept a full expansion of federal funding for BadgerCare, according to a new nonpartisan report. The state could have saved more than $500 million over 31/2 years, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimates, and about 87,000 more adults a month would have been served under BadgerCare Plus. 
In the interest of both taxpayers and the poor, Walker and the state Legislature should correct this mistake."
This is just the grim reality of his political decision that helped his chances of becoming President and not the people in the state he governs.

This is also why you see fewer and fewer Republican candidates talking about Obamacare - because understanding that Scott Walker was wrong is actually much easier than understanding what a PPO is.