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Monday, March 25, 2013

The Republican Answer to Obamacare Is a Lottery

Posted by Paul Constant on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 1:44 PM

In Tennessee, Republican Governor Bill Haslan has refused to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. But he must acknowledge that rising health care costs are a problem, right? What's the solution to this problem in Tennessee? ThinkProgress explains:

Twice a year, Tennessee holds a “health care lottery” that gives some hope to the uninsured residents in the state who can’t afford health coverage. Tennesseans who meet certain requirements — in addition to falling below a certain income threshold, they must be elderly, blind, disabled, or a caretaker of a child who qualifies for Medicaid — may call to request an application for the state’s public health insurance program, known as TennCare.

Go read the whole post. It sounds absolutely terrible.

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