The mortality rate for pregnant women in the Lone Star state has doubled in recent years, and is now comparable to places like Russian and the Ukraine, Krugman points out.
It's not just a potential sociopath in the White House; local politicians can also ruin an awful lot of people's lives.
No such luck if you happen to live in one of the red states, which have hitta kunder escort have refused to help their poor and uninsured even when the federal govenment is paying.States with consistently conservative governments generally offered benefits to as few people as the law allowed, sometimes only to adults with children in truly dire poverty.Krugman digs into the healthcare question: sponsored, this is especially true when it comes to health care.The result has been dramatic success in holding down costs and reducing the number of uninsured.By way of recent history, the upward trend in deaths happens to coincide with the state's decision to defund Planned Parenthood, and many if its clinics have been forced to close.But 19 states, Texas among them, are escort pilzen still refusing free money, denying health care to millions.Trump did not invent mean-spirited policies."Medicaid expansion disproportionately benefits nonwhite Americans; so does spending on public health more generally.Mix in a little misogyny, and you've got Planned Parenthood clinics closing down and pregnant women dying.Beyond this is the question of whether states are trying to make health reform succeed.Monday's column ; specifically, to Texas where a deeply upsetting trend is taking hold.
This should be a no-brainer: If Washington is willing to provide health insurance to many of your states residents and in so doing pump dollars into your states economy why wouldnt you say yes?
Medicaid has always been a joint federal-state program, in which states have considerable leeway about whom to cover.
California where Democrats are firmly in control, thanks to the GOPs alienation of minority voters shows how its supposed to work: The state established its own health exchange, carefully promoting and regulating competition, and engaged in outreach to inform the public and encourage enrollment.Even before the Affordable Care Act went into effect, there was wide variation in state policies, especially toward the poor and near-poor.But are policies the reason, or energy trana escort stockholm and cheap housing, Krugman wonders.These policy differences were one main reason for a huge divergence in the percentage of the population without insurance, with Texas consistently coming in first in that dismal ranking."A large part of the answer, surely, is the usual one: Its about race Krugman regrets to inform.And the gaps have only grown wider since Obamacare went into effect, for two reasons.What accounts for this cruelty?"All of this should be seen against the general background of Texas policy, which is extremely hostile toward anything that helps low-income residents Krugman writes.The great red state of Kansas is having no such luck, whereas California is having an employment boom under left-leaning Jerry Brown.After a great deal of commentary on the presidential election, Paul Krugman takes it local.