Draxler wants to address those left out of Obamacare rather than expand Medicaid

One of the terms of the Affordable Care Act is for governors to decide whether or not to expand Medicaid coverage to 138% of the poverty level. State Representative Jack Draxler, R-District 3, says he opposes this and believes there is something more important. It is a so-called doughnut hole where there is a gap of people not covered by Obamacare.

“We would rather approach that than expand the coverage beyond the poverty level,” Draxler says. “So 100% of the poverty level, 110% of the poverty level is palatable. But 138% is simply not doable in the long term, in my opinion.

“So let’s address the doughnut hole where even the Affordable Care Act doesn’t cover some folks and puts them in a very difficult situation.”

Draxler was a guest on <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2014_01_13_328_17913_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Crosstalk program on January 10</a>. Rep. Redd appeared on the same program <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2014_01_10_328_17839_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>on January 9</a>. On Tuesday, Rep. Curt Webb, R-District 5, will appear on Crosstalk. He will be followed on Wednesday by Rep. Ronda Menlove, R-District 1, and then Rep. Lee Perry, R-District 29, on Thursday. Crosstalk airs on KVNU 610 AM/102.1 FM from 9:10-9:35 a.m.

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