I’m just going to put this out there …
Related to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that our caring Congress is declining to fund in their (wealthy-favored) tax plan, Sen. Orrin Hatch, Republican from Utah, said this:
I have a rough time wanting to spend billions and billions and trillions of dollars to help people who won’t help themselves, won’t lift a finger and expect the federal government to do everything.
In reality, most of those who benefit from this program work two jobs to make ends meet, attend night classes to improve their skills, and do whatever else they can to keep their families fed and healthy.
In one state alone, discontinuing this program means about 60,000 children will be losing their insurance early next year because their families do not qualify for Medicaid and are unable to afford private coverage.
But hey … Orrin and his buddies’ pockets will be full and that’s all that really matters, right?