Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Spiteful Cuts

Just hours after a federal court stopped his Kentucky Health plan, which would throw people off Medicaid with work requirements, deductibles and other administrative and economic obstacles Kentucky governor, Matt Bevin, is now using the lives of Medicaid patients like pieces on a chessboard in an act of revenge and political spectacle.  Governor Bevin’s administration announced that he would deprive Medicaid patients of dental and vision benefits, effective immediately. This unilateral maneuver impacts 460,000 people in Kentucky. 

Governor Bevin’s petty response helps demonstrate his true motives, critics say, and his contempt or indifference to the plight of the poor. This enables him to propose these policies without concern for how it impacts others. In fact, since he announced the cuts, a common critique of the governor on social media was that he has “hatred for the poor.” 


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