nice work red states: your death panels are in place
"Amber Sanchez, a San Francisco cancer survivor, skipped visiting the gynecologist last year to check a growth on her ovary because she was uninsured. This year, it’s at the top of her New Year’s plans.
The difference: As of Jan. 1, the 27-year-old is eligible for California’s Medicaid expansion under Obamacare.
In Alabama, which rejected the expansion, Jefferica Poindexter isn’t so lucky. Dealing with high cholesterol, chronic sinus pain and a bad back, she depends on emergency rooms and nonprofit clinics -- when they can see her.
“I’ve tried to go the clinic,” said Poindexter, who is 63. “They’re already booked by the time they get to me.”
The women’s fates are the consequence of a political debate that’s divided the U.S. roughly along party lines: Democratic-led states have expanded Medicaid programs for the poor under the health law; most Republicans have refused."
actually the first lady was DUMPED by her insurer:
"Sanchez had surgery in 2008 to remove her left ovary, lymph nodes and appendix to keep the cancer from spreading. She was dropped from her parents’ coverage with Oakland, California-based Kaiser Permanente two years ago, and hasn’t found an insurer willing to sell her an individual plan, she said. She last had her ovarian growth checked in October 2012. "
the second can't afford insurance and can't get on Medicaid because Alabama is a red state .......