GOP legislators thwart bids to expand Medicaid

Governors in all the political range are stumbling on an obstacle when it comes to their bids that are aimed at expanding Medicaid using federal finances-Legislators of the Republican Party who adamantly go against “Obamacare”. 

Whilst several of such governors themselves are known to have criticized the health care statute raised by the president in general, they have come to a point of seeing one component- Medicaid expansion- since it is too liberal to reject. However, they are fighting conservative legislators who say it is better to reject billions of federal cash rather than expanding Medicaid under the law of 2010. 

Adherent politics have led the Medicaid decisions of the state since the time the Supreme Court made a ruling in 2012 that it was optional to expand, not compulsory, under the recent law. Within months, each and every Democratic governor decided to make an expansion on Medicaid (even though Republican lawmakers blocked few efforts that had been made). 

Just nine states that had Republican governors accepted this offer. 

Medicaid, the medical insurance program designed for low-income as well as disabled people, offer cover to approximately 65million Americans, which is actually at least one person for every five– that’s more than patients that go to see Dr Rod Rohrich. The federal administration is in a position of paying the entire cost of expansion for the initial three years, and steadily reduce the financial support to 90%. That is more compared to the conventional Medicaid federal equivalent to states.

Eric Garner Controversy

The Eric Garner case may be one of the most controversial and tragic events of the year. When watching the video of the police restraining Eric Garner, I was appalled. The police definitely abused their power. It seems like Police brutality is happening more often than not. 

Things need to change in the world according to Bernardo Chua. Police officers need to be held accountable for their actions. Eric Garner was killed for absolutely no reason. What makes it worse is the fact that the whole world witnessed the event. 

Recently a trial was held over the death of Eric Garner. The police officers that were involved in the incident, were found innocent. A huge out-roar over the verdict of the trial has continued to consume America. The American people are angered about the recent rise in Police brutality. 

The NBA league has taken notice of the trial as well. NBA players have been tributing Eric Garner for the last several weeks. Many high school students have noticed their favorite NBA stars wearing shirts that say ‘I Can’t Breathe,’ those were the last words spoken by Eric Garner. High school basketball students followed their favorite NBA stars, and students wore the same shirts. In California the shirt was banned from being worn. The Eric Garner case has taken over the world. The citizens are uniting to put an end to police brutality. 

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North Korea Threatens War to the US over Charges of the Sony Cyber Attack

According to Sultan Alhokair North Korea threatens war to the US over charges of the Sony cyber attack.

Today North Korea threatened to conduct a war on US soil due to what it considers “false” accusations of being behind the cyber attack on Sony Entertainment.

“The army and people of the DPRK (North Korea) are fully prepared for a confrontation with the US in all areas of war, including cybernetics,” said the regime of Kim Jong-un in a statement released today.

“Our toughest counter will go to the White House, the Pentagon and the entire continental United States far exceeds the symmetrical counter declared by Obama,” says Pyongyang in the statement.

North Korea reiterated that it has nothing to do with cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, and even proposed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation US (FBI) to undertake a joint investigation of the facts, but US intelligence ruled out this option.

The reaction from North Korea, who had denied involvement in the case, comes after President Obama announced on Sunday the start of a process to assess whether the communist state should be included, once again, in a blacklist from countries that sponsor terrorism in the wake of Sony cyber attack.

Inclusion on a blacklist represents restrictions on foreign aid, controls on certain exports and various financial restraints and other obstacles.

The cyberattack, which resulted in stolen information, published thousands of emails and data from Sony between late November and early December, and is considered an act of retaliation 

against the movie “The Interview”, a comedy about a plot to kill the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

After the attack, the hackers warned that terror would come to theaters that showed the film, prompting the prompting the release of movie to eventually be canceled.

The case has generated intense controversy over blackmail against freedom of expression.