I need to take a break from my obsessive coverage of the whistleblower story so I thought that I would take a look at the insanity that lies behind some of the opposition to Obamacare.
Under Obamacare, states have the option of expanding the number of poor people eligible to receive care under Medicaid, with the federal government picking up most of the bill. This would be a boon for many people. But governors of many states, all Republicans, have chosen not to accept this offer because they do not want to have anything to do with anything that might make Obamacare more acceptable, even though they are spiting their own people. Of course, they do not say so directly, manufacturing other reasons for their rejection.
The Daily Show‘s Jessica Williams looks at the crazy plan that the state of Tennessee has put into place instead of the Medicaid expansion.
(This clip aired on June 5, 2013. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)