The tricks, they never end:
After three months in jail on a theft charge, Vincent Garcia had prepared last week to collect his wallet and keys and turn in his orange scrubs upon release.
But the 26-year-old will leave jail with something else — free health insurance.
Louisville Metro Department of Corrections last week began holding daily sign-ups for exiting inmates, and Garcia was among those qualifying for the newly expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
It’s part of a growing push nationwide by prisons and jails trying to take advantage of expanded health care to curb rapidly rising medical costs in a setting where many are poor, unhealthy and uninsured.
It’s been estimated that four out of five Healthcare.gov and state exchange enrollees are eligible for subsidy payments. We’ve also expanded Medicaid coverage by millions.
So I pose to you this question: Where the hell are ♡bamaCare!!!’s savings supposed to come from?
Subsidies for the middle class, expanded welfare for the poor, and there aren’t enough rich people to pay for it all — even if they could be forced to cough up enough tax dollars, which they can’t be.
Someday we’re going to look back at trillion-dollar deficits as the good old days.