Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
By Democurmudgeon (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Recycled Republican candidate Kapanke longs for days before Affordable Care Act, when fewer Wisconsinites had Insurance.

Friday, November 4, 2016 10:25
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

At a recent debate, former state Sen. Dan Kapanke, R-La Crosse, tossed out more misinformation that conservative voters would naturally think was right. WPR:

Kapanke favors ending the federal ACA. Even before the recent announcement ACA premiums were going up, he didn't believe the program worked. 
“We need to go back to where Wisconsin was prior to Obamacare where we did have 90-plus percent of our people covered with some kind of health care insurance.”  

That was deceptive and wrong. 

Kaiser Family Foundation report suggests 93 percent of the state's residents were insured through either employer-based insurance or government programs in 2015, up from 91 percent in 2013 before the ACA began. 

Let's Get It Straight: I'm tired of hearing Republicans brag about how Wisconsin was a leader in insurance coverage. The reason we covered so many Wisconsinites? We opened BadgerCare up to those making up to 200% of the federal poverty level, which Scott Walker and his band of plundering Republican pirates threw overboard immediately:

Scott Walker canceled Medicaid coverage for 77,000 people who have incomes above the poverty line. It (once) allowed people making up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level to be covered by BadgerCare … the governor … roll(ed) BadgerCare eligibility back to 100 percent of the poverty line.

And that's why back in 2013, Wisconsin's insured fell to just 91%. Now it's at 93%, thanks to enrollment in the ACA's Marketplace. But those stuck between 100%-200% are still having problems getting health care on their tight budgets: 
B4INREMOTE-aHR0cHM6Ly8zLmJwLmJsb2dzcG90LmNvbS8tYUhIQXN3VWd2ak0vV0J5OF9ueS1QcUkvQUFBQUFBQUFiNW8vNXdSZnk0X3FtZ2dGUVI0RmJRUkdvTGNzd2FJUDJhTjNnQ0xjQi9zNjQwL01hcmtldHBsYWNlJTJCRW5yb2xsbWVudCUyQmluJTJCV2lzY29uc2luJTJCQUNBJTJCT2JhbWFjYXJlLnBuZw==
Oddly, this is the Republican mantra now, repeated below by Dumb Ron Johnson. Russ Feingold of course had to explain why that was a bad idea to the drooling GOP mob hoping to lose their own health care someday:

A former liberal radio talk host who likes to ask the “follow-up question” at Democurmudgeon.blogspot.com

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.