Medical treatment is a human right, it should be accessible to all American families, without the U.S businesses being forced to pay employee families - the government should take onus for them.
When Gov. Tomblin should agree to expand Medicaid under Obamacare as would make no sense to refuse.
AdvertisementUnder Obamacare families earning up to 138%of the federal poverty level would be covered under Medicaid. In West Virginia this would mean providing insurance cover for 120,000 "working poor" and another report suggests that health care will be provided for 2600 uninsured military spouses of West Virginia.
For the first year the federal government would pay 100% and thereafter 90%, all in all,the Affordable Health Care would bring $500 million to West Virginia while creating 6,200 new jobs.
Religious leaders, human rights backers, labor groups and others have been rallying for Medicaid expansion. Hospitals and doctors want it; because it would pay bills they now must write off as charity work.
Charleston physician Dan Foster -- a former state senator and this newspaper's West Virginian of the Year -- said it's cruel for "working poor" families to be denied care when their children are sick or hurt. "Of all the forms of injustice, inequality in health care is the most shocking and inhumane," he said.
There are some states that have been blocking Medicaid expansion as they feel it is it is power grab for Obamacare, an example for this is Rick Perry, Gov. of Texas, which seems unfair to deny health care to millions of eligible citizens.
"Medicaid expansion represents an unprecedented opportunity to offer access to health care to millions of vulnerable Americans in our communities. It's the pragmatic -- and moral -- thing to do."
Hannah Punitha (IRDA Licence Number: 2710062)
Sunday Gazzette Mail, April 2013