Obamacare Clusterfuck: Our HEARTLESS government is forcing people in states without Medicaid Expansion to apply for Medicaid
I was perusing the Obamacare hardship exemption form to see what level of privacy I have to give up to file my "cancelled health plan" exemption from being required to carry junk insurance.
Under proof needed to qualify for exemptions I found this entry (on page 2):
The proof required to file for a hardship exemption because your state didn't expand Medicaid is apparently a denial of Medicaid letter.
It is beyond a travesty that the feds couldn't figure out this exception based on income and state of residency without requiring that people file an exemption. They do this all the time for disaster exemptions.
Instead they are punishing people by making them file for Medicaid, knowing they won't be eligible. Then the same people have to take their denial letter and file an exemption form with the feds. Both the states and the feds will have to endure the costs of processing the forms.
These individuals and families will have to endure the indignity of applying and being rejected from an un-expanded Medicaid and then filing federal forms presumably EVERY. SINGLE. FUCKING. YEAR. I assume this is so people will "put pressure" on their government to expand Medicaid, or so they'll vote for Democrats? -- as if people who are Medicaid eligible have much if any political sway at all.
This is disgusting, HEARTLESS government at it's finest. NEVER in my life will I vote for a Democrat again. May they all rot in hell.