December 31, 2013 9:09 pm -

It’s not Obamacare that has resulted in millions of Americans losing health coverage as Republicans claim, but rather Republicans in red states who have refused to participate in the Affordable Care Act.

About 5 million people will be without health care next year that they would have gotten simply if they lived somewhere else in America…

he court effectively left it up to states to decide whether to open Medicaid, the federal-state program for the poor and disabled, to more people, primarily poor working adults without children.

Twenty-five states declined. That leaves 4.8 million people in those states without the health care coverage that their peers elsewhere are getting through the expansion of Medicaid, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation estimate. More than one-fifth of them live in Texas alone, Kaiser’s analysis found…

Politics is apparent in states’ expansion decisions. Of those that joined it, all but five supported Obama in last year’s election. Of those that declined, most are more conservative states in the South, Midwest and northern Rocky Mountains that voted against Obama.

And we now see that of the people Republicans claim have been tossed under the Obamacare bus, many are indeed getting coverage, with better plans and subsidies. The ones who are being left behind are in that position because of red state Republicans.