9/29/2005

Daily Kos: Bush blocks Medicaid for victims requested by LA, MS Govs.

Bush blocks Medicaid for victims requested by LA, MS Govs.
by joejoejoe
Wed Sep 28th, 2005 at 20:14:11 CDT

President Bush is blocking health benefits to poor hurricane victims across the Gulf and America. As always, ideology trumps pragmatism with this administration. From the AP:
WASHINGTON -- The White House is fighting a congressional effort that would give low-income hurricane victims the same access to health care under Medicaid that survivors of the Sept. 11 attacks received.

Blanco and Govs. Haley Barbour of Mississippi and Bob Riley of Alabama endorsed extending Medicaid coverage to Katrina victims who otherwise would not be eligible to participate in the program. The cost of the legislation, which includes other measures, is estimated at $9 billion.

Sens. Lott and Landrieu and Govs. Barbour, Riley and Blanco all want this passed. The bill has bipartisan support in the Senate. This cannot stand.

Daily Kos: Bush blocks Medicaid for victims requested by LA, MS Govs.

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