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‘Obamacare’ contains money for prisoners’ health care?

~ The Rebel ~ 2011/11/10 16:30:03

State officials looking for ways to cut the skyrocketing costs of providing health care for Texas convicts are now looking to an unlikely source: the federal health care law signed last year by President Barack Obama.

Under a provision of the law, virtually all state prisoners could be eligible for Medicaid coverage of their hospital stays beginning in 2014 — and the federal government would pick up the tab, officials said Friday.

Texas taxpayers are spending nearly $900 million every two years to provide medical care for 153,000 prison convicts, an amount that is increasing every year.

But at a time when Gov. Rick Perry and other Republican leaders nationally are campaigning to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which they call “Obamacare,” the potential savings it contains are proving to be a curious Catch-22.

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  • Alummina 2012/06/28 18:59:28
    Alummina
    yes, they should have medical, think about it..... if you have them sick when they come out they will infect others, come on this Question shouldn't be!
  • Romygirl 2012/06/27 07:34:13
    Romygirl
    all people deserve health care...
  • queenalyss 2012/06/27 05:26:06
    queenalyss
    Yes they god damn deserve healthcare! Are you kidding me? They are people and to treat them as anything less should make us question our own humanity. Just because they made bad decisions doesn't make them bad people, I have known quite a few people that have spent time in prison and that doesn't mean that I love them any less. No one gets to take away anything from prisoners, just think of the families and the hardships that they go through and that is enough to justify taking care of these troubled men and women.
  • strawberry 2012/06/27 04:00:49
    strawberry
    +1
    It would cost U.S. Govt. less money to pay foreign governments with worst prisons to take the worst U.S. prisoners to their country's prisons. I bet a lot of crime would go down if prisoners knew they would be deported to South American or Turkish Prisons. Most Americans not in U.S. prisons don't get as much health care as those in U.S. prison systems. Most of these prisoners should get nothing but the firing squad. They are useless, and dangerous to society. Only the United States wastes billions of dollars on those in prisons.

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