Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rick Scott and Will Weatherford Killed a Woman....

Charlie Crist... you need to make sure everyone in Florida knows the name Charlene Dill///

Read the Full Orlando Weekly Article

Charlene Dill didn’t have to die.

On March 21, Dill was supposed to bring her three children over to the South Orlando home of her best friend, Kathleen Voss Woolrich....

Dill’s death was not unpredictable, nor was it unpreventable. She had a documented heart condition for which she took medication. But she also happened to be one of the people who fall within the gap created by the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allowed states to opt out of Medicaid expansion, which was a key part of the Affordable Care Act’s intention to make health care available to everyone. In the ensuing two years, 23 states have refused to expand Medicaid, including Florida, which rejected $51 billion from the federal government over the period of a decade to overhaul its Medicaid program to include people like Dill and Woolrich – people who work, but do not make enough money to qualify for the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies. They, like many, are victims of a political war – one that puts the lives and health of up to 17,000 U.S. residents and 2,000 Floridians annually in jeopardy, all in the name of rebelling against President Barack Obama’s health care plan.

1 comment :

  1. The horror becomes greater when you realize that there are Scott supporters who honestly don't care about things like this happening. Here's an exchange from Scott's Facebook page:

    Charlotte Williams: My children have health care for the first time since in 7 years. It's not exactly what I wanted, but it's better than nothing.

    William Vaccaro: Pay for your own.

    To which I could not help but reply...

    Indie Thinker: What's up Bill? Got a payment due on the Hummer?

    I think I'll write some more about stuff that goes on there. It may be just the kick in the pants some folks need to vote Scott out of office.