I’m one of the 92,000 Wisconsinites getting an impersonal letter from the Walker Authority telling me we’re all on our own when it comes to health care…good luck.
We’re talking about 92,000 people straddling the poverty line, barely making ends meet, if that:
jsonline: Gov. Scott Walker's administration is notifying 92,000 Wisconsin residents this month that their BadgerCare health coverage will run out at the end of the year, requiring them to buy coverage through new and potentially more costly federal marketplaces. The notification letters reignited the debate over Walker's decision to reject additional federal money to expand BadgerCare.
Sure it’s cruel, but Walker is doing it for our own good. We don’t know it yet, but not depending on the government is going to give us a sense of pride and freedom.
Oh, and it’s also a sure fire way to stop consumer demand in its tracks. I knew I wouldn't qualify anymore, but I also knew the last year’s spending was over. And that means 90,000 tight family budgets will be taken offline, killing consumer demand, and tanking job creation.
Like Walker’s cuts to take home pay for public employees, removing nearly 100,000 more consumers from the marketplace will stop economic progress, which in turn might just speed up Walker's ouster from office.
Medicaid Director Brad Davis is doing his best to spread the bad word, inflicting pain well before the rates are known in the ObamaCare marketplace, which other states have already released. It's like they're just playing with us. Ya think? From Channel3000: