Experts say Medicaid expansion will prevent massacres like Sandy Hook

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  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 26, 2012 9:21 a.m.

    Nothing like a crisis to push through agendas.

    I guess the guy that flew his airplane into the IRS building years ago, we could say if we just balanced the budget and paid down the debt. Then people wouldn't fly planes into buildings.

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 24, 2012 9:02 a.m.

    So, it's perfectly fine to medicate a defendant so they can be competent to stand trial, but medicating them *before* they commit a crime is likely to be seen as an immoral increase in taxes or federal involvement in the economy, or something (help me out, right wingers, what do you believe, any more?)

    With this morning's news about firefighters in NY being shot and killed responding to a house fire, we definitely need to help the crazies around us, or somehow prevent them from getting guns, or let them keep their guns, but take away their ammo.

  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 21, 2012 2:45 p.m.

    I suspect that the reverse may be true. In many mass shootings the perpetrators have been on some kind of antidepressant medication, or experiencing the effects of withdrawal of medications. An expansion of Medicaid will likely put more people on antidepressants. Rather than try to control guns, maybe there should be less medicating of the populace.

  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    Dec. 20, 2012 10:52 a.m.

    That anyone would have the audacity to claim that increase in Medicaid funding would prevent Newtown tragedies is astounding. Americans, wake up!