Louisiana Congressman Says Poor People Vote for a Living Rather Than Work for a Living
While the country has been focusing on the Mueller Report, Republicans have renewed efforts to repeal Obamacare. The Washington Post reports that Donald Trump has asked courts to invalidate the Affordable Care Act.
The GOP’s anti-healthcare message is being communicated both in public and behind closed doors. At a campaign event last week, Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-LA) slammed poor people who vote for government regulated healthcare.
Abraham told the audience at his $250 a plate dinner, “Poor people care more about voting for a living instead of working for a living.” The Louisiana congressman has strongly supported the repeal of Obamacare and has opposed Medicaid Expansion.
He continued, “If they’re on that program of the government — and it could be a state or a federal program — what are they going to do?” Abraham, whose comments were caught on tape, falsely claimed that people would be forced to leave their current plans if Medicaid was expanded.
Medicaid expansion has been very popular with both liberal and conservative voters. During the 2018 mid-terms, “Three conservative states – Idaho, Nebraska and Utah –passed ballot measures expanding their programs.” A total of 37 states have adopted Medicaid expansion with mostly southern states being the holdouts.
Democrats have begun their fight against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. House Dems recently unveiled a bill that would make improvements and protect against the dismantling of Obamacare.