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Mapp on Health Care in the VI in the Atlantic

Gator's Mom
August 26, 2017 11:22AM

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Posts: 753

Mapp interview about health care in the VI in the Atlantic.


[www.theatlantic.com]

Re: Mapp on Health Care in the VI in the Atlantic

Spartygrad95
August 26, 2017 12:23PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,884

I completely disagree with Mapp's leadership style and image. He brings that Marie Antoinette entitlement to forefront. On policy issues, I'm far less harsh on him. He inherited a crap show. Part of which was built when he was Lt. Gov, but it has been going on for decades. He has very few options to the huge financial issues territory faces.

Re: Mapp on Health Care in the VI in the Atlantic

Scubadoo
August 26, 2017 01:30PM

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Posts: 1,883

Funny there is mention of the ACA but no mention it doesn't actually cover the VI.

Re: Mapp on Health Care in the VI in the Atlantic

STTsailor
August 26, 2017 03:42PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 479

No need for ACA.
As per interview we have universal healthcare funded by VI gov.

Re: Mapp on Health Care in the VI in the Atlantic

watruw8ing4
August 27, 2017 10:48AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 850

Quote
STTsailor
No need for ACA.
As per interview we have universal healthcare funded by VI gov.

Quote
Scubadoo
Funny there is mention of the ACA but no mention it doesn't actually cover the VI.

I let the interviewer know (nicely) that Mapp was taking him for a ride. No response.

The "we have universal care" comment blew me away. I let Mapp know that was not true. No response.

Re: Mapp on Health Care in the VI in the Atlantic

East Ender
August 27, 2017 02:00PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 4,880

Well, we do have unfunded mandate universal care. No only health, but cradle to the grave. Just can't come up with a way to pay for it.

Re: Mapp on Health Care in the VI in the Atlantic

Scubadoo
August 27, 2017 09:40PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,883

Mapp left that part out too.

Re: Mapp on Health Care in the VI in the Atlantic

vicanuck
August 28, 2017 08:14AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,182

Only people who give their real name and SS number when asked have to pay.

Re: Mapp on Health Care in the VI in the Atlantic

ms411
August 30, 2017 07:09AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 3,334

Thanks, Gatorsmom, for sharing the link. I find it interesting that The Atlantic would have an interest in VI issues.

The ACA gave states and territories to expand Medicaid so in that regard VI benefited from ACA. The territories were left out of the individual healthcare mandates.

The territories have long complained that the federal match for Medicaid should be same rate as that paid to states - 80% for states vs 50% for territories.

I agree with Mapp that relying on private sector for health insurance is not a good strategy.

Re: Mapp on Health Care in the VI in the Atlantic

ironheadUSVI
August 30, 2017 08:06AM

Registered: 9 months ago
Posts: 163

Quote
ms411

The ACA gave states and territories to expand Medicaid so in that regard VI benefited from ACA.

Except if you are under 65, moderately healthy and have a job. Then it doesn't help a majority of the people.

My son in Florida only has to pay $55.00 a month for his plan.
Here he would have nothing. Medicaid would not benefit him at all.

Re: Mapp on Health Care in the VI in the Atlantic

Spartygrad95
August 31, 2017 12:59AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,884

Governor Mapp was angry someone (me) called him out on his claims of Universal Healthcare.
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Re: Mapp on Health Care in the VI in the Atlantic

Alana33
August 31, 2017 01:30AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,676

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