Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Dear Brad Hopp, Helping people find information is not an extra-curricular activity at any library

Proposal would bar Brown County from aiding in affordable-care roll-out. (Green Bay Press-Gazette, 8/7/2013)

Photo credit:  Brown County

Missouri has taken a statewide approach to this nonsense.

Missouri Citizens Face Obstacles to Coverage.  (The New York Times, 8/2/2013)

Excerpt: While states like Colorado, Connecticut and California race to offer subsidized insurance to their citizens, Missouri stands out among the states that have put up significant obstacles. It has refused to create an insurance exchange, leaving the job to the federal government. It has forbidden state and local government officials to cooperate with the federal exchange. 

It has required insurance counselors to get state licenses before they can help consumers navigate the new insurance market. And, like many states, it has refused to expand Medicaid.

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