Dear Matt Bevin – 11/12/15

newborn-617414_1280Dear Matt:
You argue that the state cannot afford Medicaid expansion. I commend you on your concern for balancing the books. Let me point out, however, that there is a huge human cost that the state will have to bear if Medicaid expansion is rolled back. So I would ask you to look at this issue from a different point of view. Suppose one of your children came down with cancer. Further suppose that you were uninsured, and living from paycheck to paycheck. Would you prevent your child from getting the best possible treatment because you could not afford it? Or would you move heaven and earth to be able to pay for the needed treatment?

As governor, you must move heaven and earth to make sure we can afford to keep Medicaid expansion. It is the only compassionate option.

Take it easy
Tom

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