ObamaCare Puts Criminals on the Medicaid Train

Do you know what ObamaCare was missing? A way to help criminals while overloading the health care systems of nearly bankrupt states. Except it actually wasn’t missing that at all. It’s part of the package.

Starting in January, many of the 650,000 inmates released from prison each year will be eligible for something else: health care by way of Medicaid, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

A sizeable portion of the nearly 5 million ex-offenders who are on parole or probation at any given time will also be covered.

Before, in most states, former prisoners weren’t eligible unless they were pregnant or disabled. But now:

Beginning in January, states that agree to the Medicaid expansion will be required to provide Medicaid to all non-elderly low-income adults. For the first time, many of the 5 million ex-offenders on parole or probation will be eligible for the assistance. It applies to those released from either state or federal prisons. The exceptions will be former prisoners living in those states that currently have limited Medicaid eligibility for adults and that ultimately opt out of the Medicaid expansion.

That is yet another reason for governors to do the right thing, but far too few have. Instead this is being used as another scheme to help criminals at the expense of taxpayers.

  • kasandra

    Well, that seems fair. After all, criminals are simply the victims of society so society should pay for their health care. (sarc.)

  • Ar'nun

    Figures. I'm going to rob a liquor store since no one will believe I am an illegal immigrant, or whatever they are called now. Why bother getting up and going to work anymore?

    • Randy CA

      The Supreme Court has used the term "Trespassing Foreigners"

      Seems a good descriptive term to me.

  • Edward Cline

    Ar'un: You're an "undocumented Democrat," and you have every right to rob that liquor store. After all, the clerk inside didn't distill the liquor. You have every right to it. All property is theft. That's what Obama said. Go for it. (Sarcasm)

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    The following is ObamaCare, in all its devilish handiwork, it is designed to IMPLODE the system and much more. Absolutely – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/04/10/the-intersect

    Shored up herein as well – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/02/18/obamas-march-

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Tamara

    Obama voters will have no one to blame but themselves when it takes nine months to see a doctor.

  • Brujo Blanco

    The unaffordable Affordable Health Care. The title of this program.is the first lie.