CNN has discovered the health insurance disaster in some of the reddest states in the country. Fully one quarter of Texans lack health insurnace, and 18% of its children. Louisiana is close behind. in fact, if you look at the CNN map of the states with the highest rates of uninsured people, it seems like a map of much of the Old Confederacy: Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama. Yet all of their Republican Senators oppose health care reform. How could that be?
It mystifies me completely. Of course, just because the majority of the uninsured are Black or Brown is completely irrelevant to the situation, so I’m really glad that CNN never mentioned it. It really is one of those things that might be forever unknown.