When you ask someone why they don't vote, you'll often hear the response, "my vote doesn't matter." Speaking as a moron who voted 3rd party in Florida in 2000, that's just not true. It especially isn't true for residents of Kentucky and Louisiana.
The fine teabillies of Kentucky just elected themselves a new tea party governor who promised to free them from the scourge of Obamacare. "Kynect," Kentucky's state run healthcare exchange was one of the true red state successes of the Affordable Care Act.
Obamacare has cut Kentucky's uninsured population by more than 40 percent, signing up roughly 360,000 residents since enrollment opened up on Oct. 1, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.That is all ending now. But while poor white people voted to take away their own health care coverage in Kentucky, thousands are gaining access to it in Louisiana.
Some 75 percent of them -- 270,000 -- were previously uninsured. That means Kentucky's uninsured population of 640,000 has come down by 42 percent.
Gov. John Bel Edwards, who made expanding Medicaid rolls a key promise of his campaign last year, is “already delivering for the people of Louisiana,” Obama said. Edwards signed an executive order Tuesday, his first full day in office, that will allow low-income adults in the state to begin signing up for Medicaid starting July 1. Lousiana became the 31st state, and the first in the Deep South, to undertake the expansion.By rejecting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion 3 to 6 Floridians die every day, absent medical care they should be receiving. Not only does your vote matter, your vote matters life and death. Not voting is rude, like farting in a crowded elevator – if your farts contained poison gas. The time to get your voters registration in order is NOW.