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