Elections have consequences: Louisiana edition

Via the New Orleans Time Picayune elections have consequences. And for once in the South they are good outcomes:


Department of Health and Hospitals will begin the massive task Wednesday (June 1) of enrolling 375,000 people into the state’s expanded Medicaid program. The department’s goal is to get Medicaid insurance cards into the hands of more than half of the people eligible for the program by July 1.

17 replies
  1. 1
    redshirt says:

    Ha! Take that, Bad Guys!

    But alas, they will regroup and attack/defend the next battle.

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    BlueDWarrior says:

    I will say this, despite his obvious flaws, Gov. Edwards is trying his best to deal with the crap hand that Jindal and the Rep. Legislature dealt him. I don’t hold out hope that Edwards will win a second term because I think too many people in the South just do not want to vote for Democrats until they abandon liberals, minorities, and women again (like it’s even possible for that to happen now)

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    Thoroughly Pizzled says:

    Eat shit, Bobby Jindal. I hope he lives to see all the damage he caused get reversed.

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    Christopholes says:

    Freaking finally.

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    amygdala says:

    Louisiana, like many deep South states, has high rates of stroke and STIs. Good primary care can alleviate the suffering these conditions cause, through screening, treatment, and lifestyle modification. The time it takes to see benefit tends to exceed election cycles, unfortunately.

  6. 6
    SarahT says:

    @Thoroughly Pizzled: This story from The Onion still cracks me up:


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    rikyrah says:

    Congratulations to my fellow citizens on getting access to health care 😀

  8. 8
    John Revolta says:

    Picuyane whaa?

  9. 9
    Chip Daniels says:

    Once again, I think that when history is written, Pres. Obama will go down as perhaps the greatest president, having the most powerful impact on the most Americans since LBJ.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Thoroughly Pizzled:
    I’m fine with the inverse –he chokes on a chicken head during a santeria exorcism and doesn’t have the opportunity to see the people take their state back.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @trollhattan: I am okay with this.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    Wonderful news.

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    p.a. says:

    hey hand out voter reg. forms with the Medicaid cards.

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    Gelfling545 says:

    Even if Edwards is not re-elected it will be difficult to impossible for the GOP to grab this back, as they have feared all along, so something lasting is gained.

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    Another Holocene Human says:

    This really is good news, everyone.

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    Starfish says:

    Your spelling mistake may be picayune, but the word is spelled p-i-c-a-y-u-n-e.

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    No One You Know says:

    And now Piyesh is himself picayune; when did the Onion start scooping the Times-Picayune and the Post?

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