arma virumque cano (et alia)
Ah yes, no other possible explanation like worrying about being able to cover the expansion once the federal free money dries up in a few years in accordance with the law. And it's not like some of the states like Tennessee don't already have their own money-sink programs providing a healthcare safety-net. (Also, money-sink is not intended to suggest that helping the poor isn't worthwhile, just that at least TennCare is not managed worth a damn.)
So Arkansas and Arizona aren't racist?
What about Nevada and North Dakota? Or Kentucky?You people would be more effective if you didn't shout, RACISM!, at everything. By all means, don't stop.
Wow! I didn't know that Maine, Wisconsin, Indiana, and half the Louisiana purchase were part of the Confederacy, or that they were hotbeds of Jim Crow legislation.
Mike, you truly have a sixth sense for detecting racism. You're the Haley Joel Osment of seeing racist where others don't.
Yeah, you guys are probably right. It's just a coincidence that almost all the former slave states are in gray. There must be another explanation.
Did you miss the bit about Tennessee in Simon's comment? TennCare already exists. You're the boy who cried racism.
Wouldn't the group labeled as "considering expanding coverage" really be part of the "Not expanding coverage at this time" group? That would make the map a 50/50 split and show that this is more about states not wanting to be on the hook for paying for this program down the road.