Friday, January 6, 2012

Meet Minnesota’s GOP Death Panel

A couple of years ago all you heard the Repugs talking about was how the Affordable Healthcare Act would set up "death panels".  Well here in Minnesota our GOP inserted a piece of legislation into a bill last year - at the last minute (normal GOP scuzzy behavior) - that basically puts the lives of many seriously ill people in danger.

The legislators that authored this "death panel" legislation included:
Meet Minnesota’s GOP  Death Panel
Mary Kiffmeyer – current ALEC Member and State Chair
Jim Abeler (R)
Steve Gottwalt (R)
Kurt Daudt (R)

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A provision stuck onto a Republican authored bill during Minnesota’s one day budget special session this past July may mean death for seriously ill undocumented workers. The law which goes into effect on January 1, 2012 prevents undocumented immigrants from receiving medical care under Minnesota’s Emergency Medical Assistance program.

About half of the people who would lose their medical care are in Hennepin County according to Hennepin County Commissioner Gail Dorfman. ” It’s an impact of 22 million dollars on lost emergency medical assistance in Hennepin county alone. So we’re really worried about folks who are in nursing homes, folks who are on dialysis, chemotherapy, have a serious mental illness or rely on emergency medical assistance for their care and for their medication and they will lose that on January First.”
Read the whole article >>>>here<<<<< .

The really crappy thing about this....
This is the GOP trying to save $44 milion dollars by refusing medical care to undocumented immigrants.
This is the GOP party that is currently reported as being in debt in the amount of almost 2 Million Dollars.

Minnesota GOP
Fiscally responsible - Hah!
Deadly -Yeah!

PS  I don't care what you say or think - I think this IS ALEC legislation - just something we haven't seen before - Just because it isn't listed on CMD doesn't mean it doesn't exist and this smell like ALEC - Anti immigrant - anti working class, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck - it's probably a duck.

And then there's Mary Kiffmeyer - ALEC State Chair -  as one of the sponsor and one of the MN GOP death panel members.

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