Monday, August 17th, 2015
It is ironic that Alabama's Republican Gov. Robert Bentley refuses to expand Medicaid funding for Alabama, yet today he endorsed Republican Gov. John Kasich for President, a Republican who accepted and praised Medicaid funding expansion for his state.
Gov. Bentley's refusal to expand Medicaid funding for Alabama, and the Republican Legislative supermajority's failure to pass a General Fund Budget after two attempts, shows how out-of-touch the Republican Party is with Alabamians. Alabama's citizens work hard every day and they expect the Republicans who control the Legislature to do likewise and quit spending taxpayer dollars for Special Sessions.
Gov. Bentley should follow the lead of the man he endorsed for President and accept expanded Medicaid funding for Alabama. Democratic lawmakers have long supported this expansion, along with a lottery, to help resolve our state's financial crisis.