11.23.2009

Sen. Lamar Alexander, sans Hood, Repeatedly Calls Medicaid a "Medical Ghetto"

Don't you just love it when a southern Senator thinks he's speaking in more than enough code so know one can really call them out for their racists fear-mongering & smear tactics but fails to even do that?

Meet Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, sans hood.

From Think Progress:

Today on the Senate floor, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) railed against Medicaid, the health insurance program funded by both the federal and state governments for low-income Americans, by calling it a “medical ghetto” and blasting Democrats for proposing to expand the program:

Conservatives frequently rail against this program, which currently covers around 60 million Americans, including people who are often rejected by private plans. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) has suggested that people are better off uninsured than insured under Medicaid.

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