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GOP Senator Glad People Losing Medicaid Because ‘Able-Bodied’ Poor Don’t Deserve ‘Welfare’

SOURCE:http://latest.com/2017/03/gop-senator-glad-people-losing-medicaid-because-able-bodied-poor-dont-deserve-welfare/

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The GOP reminded us about its war against the poor on Sunday when Sen. Tom Cotton suggested that “able-bodied” poor people don’t deserve Medicaid coverage.

CNN’s Jake Tapper questioned Cotton over House Speaker Paul Ryan’s new healthcare bill and the fact that it severely reduces Medicaid funding and overall medical coverage.

“They are saying, by removing the Medicaid expansion that happened during Obamacare, that helped provide insurance to 250,000 Arkansans, this replacement is going to take it away,” Tapper explained. “Does that concern you?”

Cotton shot back, saying that Medicaid is nothing but a “welfare program.”

Medicaid is a welfare program,” he said. “It’s primarily designed for the indigent, elderly, the disabled, the blind and children.”

“It’s not designed for able-bodied adults,” Cotton continued. “We want to get those people off of Medicaid, into a job and into market-based insurance.”

Cotton admitted that Ryan’s bill could do a better job of bringing down premiums so that the poor could afford to buy health insurance.

“I want to assure that the private market is working for them so they can afford insurance and get off Medicaid,” he concluded.

See the full exchange below:

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