WHERE PARIS HILTON’S TAX CUTS ARE GOING….Another chapter from the annals of “America has the best medical care in the world”:
In Tennessee, Gov. Phil Bredesen plans to end coverage for more than 320,000 adults, many of them elderly. In California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to shift more Medicaid recipients into managed care and require some to pay monthly premiums.
Minnesota may stop insuring 27,000 college students and adults without children. Washington state may require senior citizens to pay $3 for each prescription that Medicaid used to provide for free.
….In Missouri, where nearly one in five residents is enrolled in Medicaid, Gov. Matt Blunt is poised to sign the most drastic overhaul of all: a bill that would eliminate the program entirely in three years.
Read to the bottom of the story and try to tell me with a straight face that you’re not reminded of Dickensian England. We used to be better than that, didn’t we?