You know the old saying about a free lunch. Everyone knows it. The left-wing zealots at Kentucky Voices for Health hope enough of us are willing to blindly set aside the "there's no such thing as" part of this truism just one more time for the sake of ObamaCare.
If anyone you know has been holding back waiting for something to give a damn about in politics, now is their time.
Governor Steve Beshear says he will announce his decision to accept the optional Medicaid expansion part of ObamaCare and "Kentucky Voices for Health" is pushing for a yes with this online advertisement.
The idea that Gov. Beshear can provide health coverage for 400,000 Kentuckians "with a signature" should be so transparently absurd in a modern society as not to merit a response. Unfortunately, that's not the world we live in.
These people should be forced to identify 600,000 uninsured Kentuckians. Further, they should be forced to identify even 150,000 uninsured Kentuckians (probably more like it) who would benefit from being forced into an already overburdened, unaffordable and inefficient Medicaid system.
The truth is most of the new Medicaid recipients under ObamaCare will come from the ranks of the already privately insured.
And the costs will not be at all easy to ignore for anyone when they hit.
My greatest frustration is talking to people who don't believe a single word coming out of President Obama's mouth but have somehow swallowed whole the outrageous lie that ObamaCare and all its provisions are inevitable and that we should just stop fighting because we can't win.
The truth is we can win and as Democratic Senators who championed ObamaCare four years ago drop like flies, we are winning. These "free lunch" politicians deserve to have their heads handed to them and we can do it in a big way if just a few of us stand up now.
Please call your State Representative and Senator and tell them you do not support Gov. Beshear in his desire to accept the ObamaCare Medicaid expansion "free lunch." Ask them to relay your sentiments to the Governor. Then please call the Governor himself at 502-564-2611 and tell him the same thing.
And then please directly ask ten friends to do the same. Thank you...