A recent Families USA report estimates the expansion would bring 15,600 new jobs to our state by 2016 and $1.8 billion in additional economic activity for 2016 alone. Figures like these are why governors across the country are saying yes to expanding health coverage for their people.
But not our governor. That quote is from Mary Landrieu's takedown of Bobby Jindal and his lack of progress on Medicaid in Louisiana.
I stood in my new driveway Sunday night cursing Governor Jindal with my mother (a life-long educator) and my fiance (an educator). I (and these ladies) supported Jindal in his bid(s) for our State House but it'll be a cold day in hell when I give him another vote for anything. Jindal has put party politics and his imagined and desired political future in that party ahead of the desires, wishes and needs of the people of his state. When that happens, it's time to throw the bums out. Mr. Jindal, we can't throw you out soon enough.