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Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since May 9, 2015. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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When the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was enacted in 2010 it required all states to expand their Medicaid programs to include people with incomes slightly higher than those allowed under traditional Medicaid, as well as groups, like childless adults, that had not previously been covered. In 2012 the Supreme Court ruled that forcing States to expand their Medicaid coverage was unconstitutional. Since then 22 states have expanded their coverage and more than 35 have opted not to do so. Proponents of the expansion argue that it will lower healthcare costs for everyone by reducing the number of Americans without health insurance. Opponents argue that states should be allowed to run their own Medicaid programs without the intervention of the federal government. See recent Medicaid news
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Federal government should be forbidden to inflict unfunded mandates on the states. Federal government is supposed to work under the states and the people, not above them. 1 year ago from a Republican in Clovis, NM
Medicaid is fine, but it should be offered on a sliding scale to low-income individuals, not an abrupt cutoff once someone hits an arbitrary income level. Also, it should be done at the state, not the federal, level. 1 year ago from a Republican in Woodbourne, PA
This subject is more than a yes or no. If a retired person doesn't make enough, I can see how they could need the help. You pay all your life to Social Security, you shouldn't have to work till you die. Yet the age for benefits keeps getting... 1 year ago from a Republican in Elk Plain, WA
Yes, they should increase funding, but should not be "fining" the people without. Obviously, there's a reason why the country is in need of government assistance in the area of medical care and punishing/penalizing someone whom is already... 1 year ago from a Republican in Brighton, MI
I think any citizen who has worked all thier life and paid taxes,ss,and medicare all thier lives should be entitled to the same coverage as our Congressmen and senators with no restrictions. 1 year ago from a Republican in Arrowhead Springs, WY
Yes, if they are citizens. 1 year ago from a Republican in Keswick, CA
Tweaking Medicaid would have been a better idea than Obamacare. People that could afford to pay something could pay on a sliding scale as incomes increase. 1 year ago from a Republican in Chatham, MI
States should have their own individulized health plan. 1 year ago from a Republican in Taunton, MA
They need to increase help to our senior citizens who are at the poverty level which 3/4 of our country. 1 year ago from a Republican in Chicago, IL
I feel like all states should be expected to regulate the medicaid expenses and cover whomever and however they choose. 1 year ago from a Republican in Dickinson, TX
This will amount to a tax increase in the states. There are matching fund requirements to Medicaid. 1 year ago from a Republican in Chesnee, SC
I do not support Obamacare. It was misguided from the start, so do not support any actions related to the Act. 1 year ago from a Republican in Rio Verde, AZ