It ought not to be surprising that there is vestigial racism in the South and elsewhere in the U.S. That line about “…liberty and justice for all” rings hollow. Always has. Think about the Affordable Care Act which, by the way, now has 4,000,000 adherents. The map below shows in gray color the states which have not expanded Medicaid to their citizens under the ACA. Note the Confederate South.
Why would the governors of those states not accept the offer by the Federal government to pay for Medicaid for its poorest citizens? Why indeed? Could it be vestigial racism because many of these poor citizens are minorities? African Americans and Latinos? THOSE people?
Racism in the Republican Party. Pure and simple. Racism!