President Obama says he’s committed to helping the poor, but his policies seem to be doing just the opposite.
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The latest example of this comes from California where the new federal health law – Obamacare – is forcing some of the state’s poorest citizens to choose between signing up for health insurance coverage and leaving their children an inheritance when they die.
The problem stems from Obamacare’s goal of ensuring all Americans have health insurance.
A main way the feds are attempting to meet this goal is through the expansion of Medicaid – the government’s health care program for low-income citizens. Under Obamacare, millions of additional Americans now qualify for Medicaid.
Overlooking the fact that Medicaid provides the needy with really crappy health coverage, progressive Democrats and dim-witted Republicans have cheered the Medicaid expansion as a victory for the poor.
A number of California residents are learning it’s really just a Pyrrhic victory.