Our editorial last week focusing on Governor Bentley's
continued refusal of expanding Medicaid in Alabama and my desire for him to
reconsider and expand elicited the following feedback via emails received and
comments on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a
Melanie responded with, "There will not be enough doctors in Alabama, or in the
U.S., to cover these expansions in Medicaid, with many doctors dropping out of
Medicaid and/or retiring due to all the riffs over medical care. The Governor
is correct - stand firm, and ignore Liberal rhetoric."
provided the following, "I really think the Governor should reconsider his
decision as well. If I understood correctly, the government is supposed to fund
the first 3 years 100% and the years after 90%. How can you say NO to that? How
can you deny these 300,000 people insurance? What will they do if because of
their income- they won't qualify for
subsidies to help pay for private insurance or get Medicaid? Why would you hurt
these people this way because of the way you feel? Forget Republican or
Democrat. Do what is right."
writes, "I respectfully disagree with
your editorial tonight on asking our Governor to reconsider his position on
expanding Medicaid. $375M in federal
dollars is not really an income as we will ALL pay for it. From whom's pockets do you think federal
dollars will come? Creating over 30,000
jobs by expanding Medicaid represents additional expense to every individual in
the state that pays taxes. Would we not
be increasing the number of individuals expecting something for nothing; there
IS no free lunch. Our Governor is
obviously smarter than you."
you so very much for speaking on behalf of myself and the thousands of citizens
who share your remarks in support of the Medicaid Expansion. I am praying that
Governor Bentley will have a change of mind and heart, and the courage to stand
for what is right for the people of Alabama."
always, we encourage and appreciate your feedback.
Friday, April 18 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:59:04 GMT
A MOTORCYCLIST CRASHED AFTER A HIGH SPEED CHASE WITH AUTHORITIES IN EAST ALABAMA, ACCORDING TO THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF. OFFICIALS SAY THE CHASE BEGAN WHEN THE MOTORCYCLIST WAS SPEEDING AND DEPUTIES ATTEMPTEDMore >>
A motorcyclist crashed after a high speed chase with authorities in East Alabama, according to the Lee County sheriff.
Friday, April 18 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:14:10 GMT
Muscogee County Sheriff's officials are on the lookout for a young criminal who has no respect for the law. News Leader 9's Semone Doughton highlights this suspect on-the-run in this week's Most Wanted. More >>
Muscogee County Sheriff's officials are on the lookout for a young criminal who has no respect for the law. News Leader 9's Semone Doughton highlights this suspect on-the-run in this week's Most Wanted. Muscogee County Sheriff Officials would like to see 20-year-old Lerodrick Gaines behind bars ASAP!More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:52:19 GMT
A seven-year-old child brought a loaded gun to Center Point Elementary on Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says. A teacher noticed the child showing the handgun to another student and immediatelyMore >>
A seven-year-old child brought a loaded gun to Center Point Elementary on Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says.More >>
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Columbus police need your help finding a man wanted for questioning after a boy was tied up in a public bathroom. Investigators with the Specials Victims Unit are looking for this man seen from a security More >>
Columbus police need your help finding a man wanted for questioning after a boy was tied up in a public bathroom. Investigators with the Specials Victims Unit are looking for this man seen from a security camera. More >>
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(WMC-TV) - An Ole Miss fraternity will close on the University of Mississippi campus. This comes after three members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity were suspected of draping a noose and GeorgiaMore >>
An Ole Miss fraternity will close on the University of Mississippi campus. The campus' Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity was closed by the national chapter on Thursday.More >>