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February 27, 2005

GOP Medicaid Proposals: Taking Crutches Away

So this is the endpoint of Republican policies on cutting back Medicaid:

In Missouri, parents of children on Medicaid now receive coverage if their family income is less than 75 percent of the federal poverty level. Mr. Blunt would lower the ceiling to 30 percent - about $4,800 a year for a family of three.

While protecting children, Mr. Blunt would reduce Medicaid benefits for adults by eliminating coverage for medical equipment like crutches and wheelchairs, ambulance services, hospice care and prosthetic limbs.

The GOP talks about a medical crisis caused by frivolous lawsuits, but it's all a cover for literally taking the crutches away from the old and disabled. These people are evil, and liberals better start practicing that word, "evil," or they will continue to lose the moral values fight.

Posted by Nathan at February 27, 2005 09:04 AM