What could possible go wrong here?
If you live in Washington state a new way to register to vote will soon by available. A Facebook app will reside on the Secretary of state’s page that will exist directly within Facebook. The APreports that the app will be the results of collective efforts of Facebook, Microsoft and the state.
Washington will be the first state to offer voter registrations on Facebook. Users will have to click on the app and allow Facebook to access their information and will be required to also provide an ID card or drivers licence. The app will not have access to the state records, rather will overlay to simply add to the database. A “My Vote” site will also existe to help inform registrants about candidates and the issues.
I’m sure AG Eric Holder will sue Washington State & Facebook since ID is required. After all, he’s sued South Carolina and Texas over voter ID laws on the grounds it disenfranchises minorities.
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Posted in Political Issues, tagged health care, health care expenditures, health care rationing, Massachusetts, Medicaid, National Governors Association, North Carolina, Obamacare, Washington State on December 22, 2010 |
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Just wait until Obama’s health care takeover pushes more into the Medicaid system. Of course, it’s not going to cost anything and will not add to the deficit. Just parroting what Obama promised.
Washington State may not pay for glasses anymore. Massachusetts already chopped dentures. As of Oct. 1, North Carolina no longer covers surgery for the clinically obese.
Governors nationwide are taking a scalpel to Medicaid, the jointly run state and federal health-care program for 48 million poor Americans, half of whom are children. The single biggest expense for states, Medicaid consumes about 22 percent of their total $1.6 trillion in expenditures, more than what is allocated to elementary and secondary education, according to a National Governors Association report.
With federal stimulus funds to help states pay higher Medicaid costs running out June 30, â€œweâ€™re heading for a cliff in July,â€ said Brian Sigritz, director of state fiscal studies at the National Association of State Budget Officers in Washington.
Medicaid enrollment has jumped 13.6 percent since the recession began in 2007, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation based in Menlo Park, California. The 2009 federal stimulus bill and a supplemental appropriation this year allocated a total of $103 billion for Medicaid. With that funding ending, state health-care expenditures may climb as much as 25 percent in fiscal 2012, according to a Kaiser report.
Why are prices going up? I though ObamaCare was designed to make health care cheaper.
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