Great news. Kentucky jail signing up exiting inmates for Obamacare

posted at 5:01 pm on April 6, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

Now this is a complete stroke of genius which I couldn’t have cooked up for a political fiction novel. Down in Louisville, as prisoners are being discharged from jail, they’re getting a little something extra by way of a going away present. They’re being signed up for Obamacare.

After three months in jail on a theft charge, Vincent Garcia had prepared last week to collect his wallet and keys and turn in his orange scrubs upon release.

But the 26-year-old will leave jail with something else — free health insurance.

Louisville Metro Department of Corrections last week began holding daily sign-ups for exiting inmates, and Garcia was among those qualifying for the newly expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Now, I know what you’re thinking here… But wait. Obamacare is already flooding the Medicaid rolls and these people are unlikely to pay anything into the system. Won’t this just bloat the system even further and drive it toward insolvency faster? And a lot of working people still can’t afford their rising premium costs. Won’t there be an outcry over these convicts getting it for free?

Well, not to worry. You’re right! But nobody cares! Well, I guess Mitch McConnell does.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said signing up those leaving jail or prison will add burdens to an already strained Medicaid program that is hard pressed to find enough doctors willing to accept Medicaid patients.

“This is yet another disturbing aspect of a profoundly troubling piece of legislation,” said McConnell.

Federal rules ban use of Medicaid while someone is incarcerated, but that doesn’t apply to inmates hospitalized for at least 24 hours. And all prisoners are constitutionally guaranteed health care while behind bars.

Instead of “navigators” being trained to sign people up, Kentucky has brought in some kynectors to sign up the inmates. (Get it? Kynectors? That’s hilarious.) So fear not… we should blow past any projected Obamacare enrollment numbers in no time flat. All is well, citizens!


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We spend that amount of money because #1- We do not have universal healthcare (covering preventive care) which will reduce the huge medical bills we pay, because people will get care before they are terminally ill and cost 10x more. #2- We overpay for everything, whether it’s doctors or prescription drugs compared to every other developed country out there.
 
Salahuddin on April 6, 2014 at 7:57 PM

 
I’m curious how you’re going to convince 1) people who couldn’t previously figure out why they should buy health insurance instead of an iphone and 2) a culture that can’t get half their males to graduate high school to pursue preventive care and reduce costs.
 
Or do they get an exemption, too?
 
Or do you intend to force them to get preventive care?

rogerb on April 6, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Salahuddin on April 6, 2014 at 7:57 PM

And, you idiot, why don’t you and your fellow dumbassocrat idiots ask some doctors how they feel about ObysmalCare? Who the he!! do you think is going to provide your sorry butt with preventative care?

NOMOBO on April 6, 2014 at 8:55 PM

We were wondering how you got to 7 million so fast…

Wel, there’s also this way to inflate the numbers: BREAKING: HHS Started Obamacare Applications for Americans Without Their Knowledge or Permission

LooseCannon on April 6, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Shovel Ready!

Salahuddin on April 6, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Admission of defeat duly noted.

As one of our other Bridge Dwellers here keeps telling us, “Link it or it didn’t happen”.

One more time: Can you provide any credible info to back up your claims in this thread, without directly linking to a Government Website?

I’ve already linked to a non-government website, that stated Facts provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Those stats debunked your claims.

Take your time.

Del Dolemonte on April 6, 2014 at 9:28 PM

the Party of stupid

Salahuddin on April 6, 2014 at 7:47 PM

That would be your Democrat Party, which lost the College Graduate Vote in 2012, while at the same time vastly increasing its already-record share of the High School Dropout Vote to 80%, up 10 points from 2008.

You’re ample evidence of that.

“MY BRAIN HURTS!”

Del Dolemonte on April 6, 2014 at 9:31 PM

#2- We overpay for everything

Salahuddin on April 6, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Does that include Federal Income Taxes?

Take your time.

Del Dolemonte on April 6, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Salahuddin on April 6, 2014 at 7:57 PM

PS, care to tell us if you live in the US and pay taxes (you don’t have to tell us how much lol), and if not, if you are actually an American Citizen living abroad?

Del Dolemonte on April 6, 2014 at 9:35 PM

the Party of stupid

Salahuddin on April 6, 2014 at 7:47 PM

You made the case in this thread, amply, why you are stupid.

Then you ran off. Go to the hellhole that brung you.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Any money that comes from the Federal Government has a chance of being printed outright rather than borrowed or taxed. In a situation like this it’s a bit foolish to worry about who is paying what taxes to whom. The truth is nobody knows anymore because all the funds are comingled.

If you can borrow half the budget, you can borrow all of it.

If you can print half the budget, you can print all of it.

Worrying about medicaid and taxation is just a distraction these days. The government-run money system has been completely illegitimate ever since they turned on the printing presses.

Another Libertarian on April 6, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Salahuddin on April 6, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Is that you Barack? Does Valerie know you are playing on the computer again?

LegendHasIt on April 6, 2014 at 11:59 PM

If it was up to me, we would have a Single-payer in which everybody participate and pays into through income tax. Private organizations will deliver the care, government will guarantee it.

Bologna on April 6, 2014 at 6:20 PM

1. Name ANY privately run insurance provider that will let 20 percent of their clients not pay them and still remain in business. For that matter tell us if the IRS would let you do the same thing.

2.Please tell us how “government” will pay to “collect” the money, and how they will enforce that collection to make people pay for it.

Even better, tell us how they will then filter down that “payment” to the health care providers who provided that service to begin with.

TAKE YOUR TIME.

Del Dolemonte on April 7, 2014 at 1:49 AM

We spend that amount of money because #1- We do not have universal healthcare (covering preventive care) which will reduce the huge medical bills we pay, because people will get care before they are terminally ill and cost 10x more.

Salahuddin on April 6, 2014 at 7:57 PM

People will suddenly have the cash to pay for preventative care now that it counts against a deductible? They’re not going to see any benefits until they pay thousands out of pocket first.

Ronnie on April 7, 2014 at 1:58 AM

I don’t get this story. I mean what is the big deal?

This was clearly going to happen once the law passed. Every one has to sign up right? Did they see any exclusion for ex-cons? Duh. So why the outrage? I can see being against the system as a whole like I am. But what is so bad about this in the context of the law as forced down our throats passed?

OBQuiet on April 7, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Great…so BY HIS OWN ACTIONS so far during his Presidency, we know Obama is NOT for the American citizen, especially the Middle Class, but is for…
o Al Qaeda – helping the perpetrators of 9/11 take over their own country & ordering our own military to help them do so…hiring an Al Qaeda-linked militia to ‘protect’ Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi…Spewing the repeated LIE that Benghazi was over a B$ VIDEO in an attempt to protect his own arse, specifically his lie that ‘Al Qaeda is on the run’ before the 2012 election…
o Terrorist Muslim Brotherhood — helping them take over our ally, Egypt
o Mexican Drug Cartels — arming them with thousands of automatic weapons and grenades, resulting in over 350+ (and counting) dead, to include a U.S. BPA (Brian Terry)
o Islamic Extremists — calling the 1st Fort Hood terrorist attack, perpetrated by a self-professed ‘Soldier of Allah’ who threatened to behead fellow officers if they refused to convert to Islam, a case of ‘Workplace Violence’ so Islamic Extremists would not be offended and so Americans would not be informed regarding the ON-GOING WAR being waged by Islamic Extremists against Americans
o Obama donors — using tax dollars to pay his donors, covering their investment losses in 13 failed ‘green energy’ companies, like Solyndra…
o Criminal Illegals — intent on giving amnesty and citizenship to people like him – people who have no respect for our laws – illegals who think they are special / who want to circumvent our laws to come to this nation and ‘feed off of it’ like locusts without being concerned with contributing…disregarding the laws he swore to uphold and enforce by ordering the DOJ to, basically, create a new Constitutional amendment that applies onlu to illegals – that illegals committing crimes below the level of a Felony would not be arrested, detained, charged, and/or sentenced…
o Criminal Administration Officials — Chief of the DOJ, Eric Holder, was caught perpetrating 3 Felony couns of Perjury before Congress for which he became the 1st and only head of the DOJ in our nation’s history to be CENSURED, ONLY because his handpicked DOJ would not press charges against him and his boss would not hold him accountable…Kathleeen Sebilius, who perjured herself before Congress on several occassions – like vowing no more changes would be made to Obamacare and then it being illegally modified a 14th time days later, AND basicaly blackmailing / improperly influencing companies she oversaw to give money to be used to help pay for Obamacare — according to the Constitution and Law only TAX DOLLARS may be used by the Federal Govt for Government Programs…
o Criminals….and the poor, ignorant, and destitute he is CREATING by destroying this country – Obama vowed to ‘fundamentally change the US’ back in 2008…since then he has, as vowed, weakened us militarily/financially/influencially in the world, and his devastation here at home is based on a desire to break the American people until they have no option but to rely on the government for their very existence: Over 92 million Americans are no longer in the job force because they can’t find jobs (making the REAL unemployment rate over 12%), his ‘Legacy bill’ has stripped over 6 million Americans of their insurance, doctors, and jobs – leaving them dependent on subsidies to by unaffordable health care plans that do not provide coverage equal to what they had before…common core is dumbing down our nation, creating a whole generation of govt-dependent class of citizens…he is waging a war against the Middle Clas that is being destroyed by his policies and laws…an historic, unequaled number of Americans are now on food stamps, medicare, medicai, unemployment , welfare, and are out of work…spied upon, targeted by his IRS, NSA, FBI, ATF…Obama treats Americans like ‘voting CATTLE’ – herded, treated as if they have no rights, manipulated into being FORCED to do what their ‘masters’ want…in ‘fundamentally changing’ the government into a non-representative Communist/Socialist government mandated/run machine that hands down EDICT like Obamacare…

Out of all the factions, groups, and peoples involved / intertwined with / affected by the Obama administration, the American people – the hard-working Americans who make up the very soul of this nation – are the very dead-last priority on this ‘President’s agenda.

easyt65 on April 7, 2014 at 9:16 AM

In 2012, we had Obamaphones.

In 2014, Obamacare is a Get Out of Jail Free card from Community (Organizer) Chest.

Steve Z on April 7, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Salahuddin on April 6, 2014 at 7:57 PM

I’m curious how you’re going to convince 1) people who couldn’t previously figure out why they should buy health insurance instead of an iphone and 2) a culture that can’t get half their males to graduate high school to pursue preventive care and reduce costs.

Or do they get an exemption, too?

Or do you intend to force them to get preventive care?

rogerb on April 6, 2014 at 8:54 PM

 
Conference?

rogerb on April 7, 2014 at 12:46 PM

easyt65 on April 7, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Well stated. This debacle of ObysmalCare is only one debauchery of many. It is unbelievable that the American people asked for this–Twice!

NOMOBO on April 7, 2014 at 12:55 PM

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