Talk about two Americas, the governor of Mississippi seems to be looking on the bright side and closing an eye to the people in his state who can’t get basic medical care–
In an interview with Kaiser Health News on Wednesday, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) explained he remains a staunch opponent of Obamacare because health care reform is unnecessary. According to Bryant, every single American already has the health care they need.
In order to justify his continued refusal to expand his state’s Medicaid program — which would extend health coverage to an additional 200,000 low-income Mississippians — the governor explained that poor people don’t need a “massive new program” when they can simply visit an emergency room to receive care:
BRYANT: There is no one who doesn’t have health care in America. No one. Now, they may end up going to the emergency room. There are better ways to deal with people that need health care than this massive new program.
When leaders are making up their own facts, what are the people to do?
When states are dysfunctional, it’s up to the Federal Government to defend the rights of individuals.