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Republicans Have Already Gutted Health Coverage in Their Home States
The Atlantic

The push to shutter the government instead of implementing Obamacare is a macrocosm of a fight Republicans have already won: condemning millions of extremely poor residents of their states to the uncertainty that comes from no health care coverage. A stunning report from The New York Timesindicates that, even after the Affordable Care Act goes into full effect on January 1, millions of Americans will still lack health coverage because they are too poor to qualify for subsidized plans and live in states that refuse to expand Medicaid coverage.