Congressman and former vice presidential candidate Paul "Ayn Rand" Ryan was in West Virginia recently campaigning for Shelley Moore Capito in her bid for the seat of the retiring Senator Joe Rockefeller.
According to Ryan, Capito will help get rid of the Affordable Care Act, which has brought Medicaid coverage to around 134,000 working West Virginians since Jan. 1, not counting another 40,000 or so who got coverage under the ACA in other ways. In fact, the law that Capito will presumably get rid of has made WV one of the state's with the lowest rate of uninsured residents, as noted in yesterday's post and resulted in huge savings for the state's largest hospital system..
Nice. Let them eat Atlas Shrugged.
FIGS, ANYONE? Here are the latest musings of my friend the Rev. Jim Lewis at Notes from Under the Fig Tree.