Mike Pence spoke in Florida to rally support for the AHCA. He said that giving Medicaid block grants to the states would allow Floridians to craft programs to meet the unique needs of Floridians.
This is not the first time we've heard this meme. It was used as an argument by Republicans when Romney was running against Obama, when they had to justify opposition to a program that was so very similar to "Romneycare", his own successful Massachusetts program.
I'm still waiting for someone to give me an example of how the practice of medicine differs wildly from state to state. Or of how the needs of a sick Floridian differ substantially from the needs of a sick Arkansan. Or any example of any condition, economic or medical, that supports this asinine sound bite.
But then, I'm also waiting for a sign of humility, intellectual curiosity, civic knowledge or empathy from our new president.
I should live so long. Or, maybe I shouldn't.
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