The Deliberate Rejection of Progress — The Maddow Blog
If there’s any state in the nation that should welcome the Medicaid expansion provisions in the Affordable Care Act, it’s Kentucky. Ezra Klein published this chart the other day, highlighting which states benefit most, and least, from the policy. Take a look at which state was #1.
With that in mind, one would assume that Kentucky Republicans, based on nothing but common sense and a basic desire to do right by their own state, would have to concede that Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion is a great deal. Except, they’re not — Kentucky’s House Minority Leader, Republican Jeff Hoover, argued this week that the state should deliberately opt out.