EMERGENCY ROOM POLICY….The administration has backed off on its policy of limiting emergency room use by Medicaid patients. A sudden attack of consience of the part of the happy Republicans running things in Washington? Not quite:
“We weren’t troubled by the policy. We were troubled by the controversy it caused,” [Medicaid administrator Thomas] Scully said in an interview. “We want to get off to a friendly, happy, bipartisan start of the year. This clearly wasn’t doing it.”
It’s good to see them reverse this ridiculous policy, which was attacked by virtually everyone on the left and right, but it’s too bad they don’t seem to recognize why it was a bad idea in the first place.
Then again, that’s not really surprising, is it?