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Gator's Mom
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Mapp interview about health care in the VI in the Atlantic.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/what-health-reform-means-to-the-american-territories/538056/?utm_source=atlfb

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Topic starter Posted : August 26, 2017 2:22 pm
Spartygrad95
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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.

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Posted : August 26, 2017 3:23 pm
Scubadoo
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Funny there is mention of the ACA but no mention it doesn't actually cover the VI.

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Posted : August 26, 2017 4:30 pm
STTsailor
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No need for ACA.
As per interview we have universal healthcare funded by VI gov.

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Posted : August 26, 2017 6:42 pm
watruw8ing4
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No need for ACA.
As per interview we have universal healthcare funded by VI gov.

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.

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Posted : August 27, 2017 1:48 pm
East Ender
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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.

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Posted : August 27, 2017 5:00 pm
Scubadoo
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Mapp left that part out too.

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Posted : August 28, 2017 12:40 am
vicanuck
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Only people who give their real name and SS number when asked have to pay.

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Posted : August 28, 2017 11:14 am
ms411
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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.

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Posted : August 30, 2017 10:09 am
ironheadUSVI
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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.

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Posted : August 30, 2017 11:06 am
Spartygrad95
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Governor Mapp was angry someone (me) called him out on his claims of Universal Healthcare.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10209624564386751&id=1107916531

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Posted : August 31, 2017 3:59 am
Alana33
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You're famous! 😉

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Posted : August 31, 2017 4:30 am
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