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Medicaid and other antipoverty programs reward work, not indolence

By Robert Mann It’s a common delusion among some wealthy people that their success is a product of their industry and ingenuity. They regard poverty, therefore, as a consequence of indolence and ignorance. As the British journalist Walter Bagehot once … Continue reading

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When expanding Medicaid in Louisiana, keep it simple

   By Robert Mann “Any damn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.” – Pete Seeger Des Moines – It was a simple proposition: Help the working poor become eligible for health insurance as … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s working poor can’t wait on a Medicaid waiver

By Robert Mann It’s finally going to happen. Louisiana’s next governor will almost certainly expand the state’s Medicaid program under provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Unlike Gov. Bobby Jindal, state Rep. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Sen. David Vitter … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s cavalcade of cowardice on Medicaid expansion

By Robert Mann Just how much do Louisiana Republicans despise President Barack Obama? The result of Wednesday’s appalling vote against providing health insurance for Louisiana’s working poor in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee suggests it’s quite a bit. After … Continue reading

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On Medicaid expansion, Jindal should embrace his own plan

By Robert Mann It wasn’t so long ago that Gov. Bobby Jindal declared his concern for Louisiana’s working poor without health insurance – and he proposed an innovative program to help them. “Louisiana is last in health care outcomes, we have … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal’s poverty of compassion

By Robert Mann I’ve often wondered why Gov. Bobby Jindal is so apathetic about the plight of the working poor. How could one raised in a state with some of the nation’s worst poverty govern as if such people don’t … Continue reading

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Jindal’s no racist, but when it comes to Medicaid, he whistles their tunes

By Robert Mann I’ll stipulate that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is not a racist. Nor are the Republican members of the House Health and Welfare Committee who Wednesday voted unanimously to reject billions in federal funds to expand the state’s … Continue reading

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