The ACA isn't able to cover a number of the people who live in Republican states that have declined to expand Medicaid. This is "two-thirds of the poor blacks and single mothers and more than half of the low-wage workers who do not have insurance, the very kinds of people that the program was intended to help, according to an analysis of census data by The New York Times."
“'The irony is that these states that are rejecting Medicaid expansion — many of them Southern — are the very places where the concentration of poverty and lack of health insurance are the most acute,' said Dr. H. Jack Geiger, a founder of the community health center model."
Dude, I don't think "irony" is the proper word, here. How about shit-tastic? Ridiculous? Asinine? Criminally insane? Incredibly mean-spirited? Evil? Or just business-as-usual for certain states with Republican demographics and a huge sense of bigotry?
This shit makes me so damn mad. I wish every single person who voted with the douche line in those states would lose the next election and immediately have some sort of awful medical condition that would make it impossible for them to get insurance so they could understand what sort of assholes they were to deny healthcare to others. I have had it with these people.