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Paul Krugman: Republicans Simply Want to Hurt People

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"Making lower-income Americans worse off has become a goal in itself for the modern GOP."
 
By Jacob Sugarman / AlterNet

January 12, 2018, 6:52 AM GMT

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In his Friday column, he examines three policy positions that seem to confirm sadism has become part of the Republican platform. The first is the party's refusal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, which should have been a "no-brainer" for every state. But eight years after the legislation's passage, 18 have refused, "all of them with Republican-controlled legislatures, governors or both."

"For a while you could argue that it was about cynical political strategy: Medicaid expansion was a policy of Barack Obama, and Republicans didnít want to give a Democratic president any policy successes," he writes. "But that story canít explain statesí continuing resistance to the idea of providing health coverage to thousands of their own citizens at minimal cost. No, at this point itís clear that G.O.P. politicians simply donít want lower-income families to have access to health care and are actually willing to hurt their own statesí economies to deny them that access."

Then there's the Republican cry to impose aforementioned work requirements on Medicaid recipients, which has only grown more shrill since Trump assumed office. As Krugman explains, 10 of the states exploring such measures have accepted Medicaid expansions, so they gain nothing by booting people off their rolls. Ultimately, their motivations are as simple as they are vicious.

"Itís about stigmatizing those who receive government aid, forcing them to jump through hoops to prove their neediness," he notes. "Again, the pain is the point." 


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