Over at Huffington Post, Mercy Hospitals announces that it must layoff 200-300 employees in its hospitals in four red states, citing the failure to expand Medicaid as one of the principal reasons. While the bishops have been fretting overmuch about the HHS mandate, they have been fretting undermuch about the failure to expand Medicaid. I should note that in Ohio and Michigan, the state Catholic conferences have been vocal supporters of Medicaid expansion but, still, very little from the mothership of the USCCB. Why not a fortnight for Medicaid expansion?
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