Tomorrow Kentuckians hit the polls to see whether or not Matt Bevin will kick 400,000 plus people off Medicaid.
Bevin has lied the entire campaign about wanting to get rid of Medicaid expansion. It’s right here in his “Bevin Blueprint” for Kentucky. right there at the top of page 10.
I mean, I don’t know what else you can say about it. He flat out says it “should be repealed”. There’s nothing in there about any transition, any help for the 450,000 added to Medicaid under the expansion and the thousands more getting insurance through Kynect, he just closes Kynect and puts Kentucky on the federal health insurance exchange. That’s his plan.
Nearly half a million people would lose their health insurance, point blank. It’s in Bevin’s own position paper, guys. It’s his stated policy, right there, verbatim.
Oh, and the rest of the Bevin Blueprint is a disaster: ending unions in the state, cutting thousands of state employee jobs, ending state pensions, shifting education dollars to private, charter and home schools and ending state education standards, and massive tax cuts for the rich and for businesses and expecting Laffer Curve unicorns to make up the lost revenue, just like in Kansas.
Oh, and he ends with refusing to enforce federal laws and regulations he doesn’t agree with. Nullification uber alles!
Time to vote, Kentuckians. You’ve got a choice to make: Conway, or this recipe for economic and austerity disaster that will burn the state to the ground.
But don’t take my word for it. Let John Oliver explain with the help of a pangolin.