Monday, December 23, 2013

Does Obamacare Endanger Our Children?

One of the the reasons I admire Congressman Charlie Dent is because he has always stood behind and supported Pennsylvania's Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This very successful program makes sure every child has quality medical care. But in yet another of the many problems with Obamacare, it appears that program will be gutted. Dent has fired off a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, asking her to accede to Governor Corbett’s request that the Department work with him to help preserve the program.

“The practical impact of the Health Care law has been to compel thousands of families with income levels between 100% and 133% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to lose their PA CHIP coverage and be forced into a comparatively substandard Medicaid program,” Rep. Dent stated in a statement released this afternoon.

“CHIP in Pennsylvania is a clear success story,” said the Congressman. “It is lauded as a national model by other states and consistently receives extremely high marks in customer satisfaction surveys,” Dent noted. “Forcing people out of this program and into the comparatively substandard Medicaid program is yet another harmful impact of the President’s Health Care law.”

Rep. Dent was joined by ten fellow Pennsylvania Republicans on the letter. Some of them, including Rep. Dent, voted to establish the PA CHIP law in 1992. Rep. Dent also voted to strengthen and enhance the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) at the federal level.

“President Obama heard the outcry of millions of Americans who lost their coverage as a result of the health care law and was forced to act and grant them the ability to maintain existing coverage. I, and my fellow Representatives, want the same opportunity for the thousands of Pennsylvania families that have received superior care through PA CHIP,” Dent concluded.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

No! What a bunch of assholes. Get over it already!

Anonymous said...

Exactly! If we had access to affordable, quality health care for all Pennsylvanians, we would not need CHIP. The Republicans can't help contradicting themselves every time they go after Obama while pretending to care about people they don't really care abut.

AFTER FIVE YEARS THE SONG IS GETTING VERY OLD.

Anonymous said...

If Charlie wants to be a state representative maybe he should run for a state level position again.

Bernie O'Hare said...

The fact of the matter is that Obamacare has fucked our very own children. Way to go , liberal Dems! No wonder you won 't sign your name.

Anonymous said...

521. Good point. Dent is worried about a medical device tax and how it might impact jobs. Well, I can tell you the Republican shutdown resulted in layoffs and leave wothout pay scenarios at my place of employment meanwhile Federal works had paid time off with benefits. Shame on the GOP for political maneuvering that hurt more Americans than those that adversely affected by Obamacare. Americans are fed up with the tea party and the GOP element who have stalled the recovery efforts.

Bernie O'Hare said...

No question that the tea party shut down hurt us. I saw it myself. But Dent was one of the few grown up voices in that crisis. He is also one of the grown ups pointing to yet another serious flaw in Obamacare. It is a bad bill, as Dent warned. Rather than stick your heads in the sand and pretend there is no problem, we need a few grown ups now who are willing to fix that bill before it screws all of us.

Anonymous said...

Then run for office. You have all the answers and clearly are a grown up.

Anonymous said...

Are Dent and his Republican colleagues also requesting Corbett expand Medicaid as the ACA envisioned, so that 650,000+ Pennsylvanians including me can get some health care expenses covered? Or are we left with the alternatives of no insurance at all or paying half our yearly income for crappy insurance. Those are the current options for those who would be covered under Medicaid if not for Corbett blocking its expansion (which would be largely funded by Washington DC). Corbett managed to leave the most needy twisting in the wind with no safety net.

Bernie O'Hare said...

We have a grown up. His name is Charlie Dent. Little babies like you don't sign your name and are perfectly happy ruining little children if it advances your party's agenda.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Are Dent and his Republican colleagues also requesting Corbett expand Medicaid as the ACA envisioned, so that 650,000+ Pennsylvanians including me can get some health care expenses covered?"

Are you even reading what he said?

Anonymous said...

This is all part of palumpas Brown Hole law give away also? These political parasites see some money stashed away somewere, and they prop up some dummy as a scapecote than minuvere said idigent childrens health monies to yet another failing venture? All the while causing human suffering as in crimes against American humanity?
redd

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for the dollar to collapse

fiber love said...

catering to the so called poor once again. quit having babies so you can suck more out of the government. time to spend more money on castration and abortions

Anonymous said...

I like that Charlie supports aborting primarily minority bastards before they get here and cause problems and eat food that white people risked and toiled for. Industriousness is a trait Charlie wants carried forward. Let's say no to breeding laziness. This isn't a left or right issue. It's about making all of us better and Charlie knows how to do it. Admit you're also sick of overbreeding uderclasses and their drag on society. That's why Charlie gets easily re-elected each time.

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Bernie O'Hare said...

Your comment is hateful and personally insulting. That is why I deleted it. Posting it again just guarantees another deletion. If you can't comment without being hateful, stay off this blog.