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We should be talking about jobs instead of Medicaid expansion

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To The Daily Sun,
We have heard from all the special interests. It's unanimous, the organizations that would receive more of the money that hardworking Americans pay in taxes want Medicaid expansion. Is that a legitimate reason for Medicaid expansion? No.
If someone doesn't have health insurance, is that a reason why taxpayers should have to pay for that person's insurance? No. However, we do provide Medicaid for certain poor people, children, disabled, blind, pregnant women, and low income families.
One question is, what percent of the population should be considered "poor" enough to burden taxpayers? 5 percent? (One in twenty) 10 percent? (One in ten) 33 1/3 percent? (One in three)
More than one out of every 10 New Hampshire residents is already covered by Medicaid. With Medicaid expansion, about one of every seven N.H. residents would be covered... that seems excessive.
A better question is, why add more people to Medicaid when Obamacare subsidizes low income people who buy their own insurance? Private insurance is more widely accepted than Medicaid and patients get better medical results.
The best question is why are we talking about Medicaid expansion when we should be talking about JOBS?
Obamacare, Medicaid expansion, extended unemployment benefits, expanded food stamps, and many other programs are just band aids. They are attempts to cover up the fact that Democrat policies kill jobs, kill opportunities, kill hope, and build dependency on government ... as they have been doing for decades.
Instead of discussing Medicaid expansion, our politicians should be focusing on ending job killing government regulations, eliminating the excess taxes that make businesses invest elsewhere, and implementing policies that reward creating good jobs that would allow Americans to buy the things they need, including health insurance, and want, including a secure and comfortable future.
Don Ewing