Thursday, May 19, 2005

More Medicaid!

Great quote from NPR (remember - know yourself and know the enemy) this morning. The program was examining proposed cuts in Medicaid in the NC state budget (and like the N&O, NPR did not have the courage to mention that Democrats are in charge of both houses in NC and are the ones proposing the cuts).

The program brought in an "expert" to comment on how terrible these cuts were. The "expert" said that because NC receives $2 in federal money for each $1 in state Medicaid spending, it made no sense at the state level to cut Medicaid spending! Medicaid for everyone! We can balance the budget!