Why wait for The Supremes?

Dannel Malloy and his Boyz have already implemented ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion provisions. Not the pre-exiting conditions coverage for kids or high-risk pools that some Americans at least support, but the better care for winos part.

The health law’s Medicaid expansion does not officially start until Jan. 1, 2014. It did, however, give states the option of starting enrollment even earlier. Five states –  California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Jersey and Washington — as well as the District of Columbia took the Obama administration up on the offer.

All told, they expected to cover 600,000 Americans by 2014 — about 10 times the amount covered under the health law’s often-touted high risk pools (those currently have 61,619 enrollees). They have already, taken together, enrolled more than a half-million Americans.

Just can’t wait to spend Fairfield County’s money.

(h/T, “Ian”)

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14 responses to “Why wait for The Supremes?

  1. Peg

    Who wants to lay bets that if the unthinkable happens and this monstrosity doesn’t get deleted by political means, that the bill will NOT work as the liberals say it will?

    I know. No takers for me…. Oh well; perhaps there’s hope. $Bill might step up to the plate! What did PT Barnum say? 🙂

  2. Jack Daniels

    Somebody gotta pay for the liver transplants, or else who gonna drink da hooch?

  3. Fred2

    “What did PT Barnum say?”

    “This way to egress”?

  4. Walt

    Dude –
    Andy Griffith has left the planet!!

    http://www.businessinsider.com/andy-griffith-dead-at-86-2012-7

    This is so sad. Who goes next? It better not be Barbara Eden. How hot was she back in the day? I always got a chubby watching I Dream of Jeannie. You too, right? She had a rack second to none. And Elizabeth Montgomery. I really miss her and the nose wiggle. I am pretty sure she was kinky.

    I will give up Gilligan. And Abe Vigoda. Is Zsa Zsa still around? I know she gave up a leg, but I think she may still be alive and kicking. Kick? She can go.

    Anyhows, we keep Raquel. And Laurie from the Partridge Family. That little hose bag. Elly Mae Clampett? You can have her. She will fit right in in Cos Cob.

    Is Don Knotts dead? I think so. And Gomer Pyle was a homo. NTTAWWT.

    Your Pal,
    Walt

    • We didn’t have a TV back when ol’ Andy patrolled Mayberry but I watched plenty of the shows at friends’ homes and really liked the guy. Sad news on the radio today because he really was a part of my childhood. We stil have Opie, though, right here in Greenwich!

  5. Cos Cobber

    The horse is out of the barn and their is no way the republicans can turn her back in.

  6. Dollar Bill

    Actually it was Republican governor Jodi Rell who made our state the first in the country to adopt expanded Medicaid. Only good thing she did. Why do Teabaggers want to kill a law that will according to the CBO reduce the federal deficit by $210 billion over 10 years? Would they prefer people without health insurance go to expensive ERs? Die by the side of the road?

  7. Anonymous

    From today’s WSJ (and no, you can’t make this stuff up)….

    “Connecticut’s comptroller says that because of the weak economy, Connecticut likely ended the budget year on Saturday with a $192.3 million deficit.

    Comptroller Kevin Lembo said Monday that revenue from income tax withholding is up 18.3% from last year.”

    So…the weak economy causes our revenues to increase 18%, but we still run a deficit. Hmmmm…maybe spending increased by more than 18% and that’s why we have a defeicit, you moron.

  8. Anonymous

    d-Bag proves once again, that he will not let facts get into the way of his opionions. “reduce the federal deficit by $210 billion over 10 years” hahahahaha

    that lie wis de-bunked a few months after the law wass passed. It was all acccounting gimmicks behind that number. the deficit will explode under the largest entiltement program after welfare.

  9. Balzac

    $ Bill: Realistically, your net cost estimates are useless. From Heritage Foundation’s blog, the Foundry: “In 1967, the House Ways and Means Committee predicted that the new Medicare program, launched the previous year, would cost about $12 billion in 1990. Actual Medicare spending in 1990 was $110 billion—off by nearly a factor of 10.”

    Like most liberals, you measure conservatives’ policies based on real results. However, you are measuring Obamacare’s benefits based on intentions. Please apply a bit of realism as you reflect on the outcomes of enormous new government health-care entitlements.

  10. Somebody told $3Bill there’d be no math in the Democrat party.