While I don’t miss losing my Sundays watching the chat shows for “Hair of the Dog,” I do sometimes miss gems like this one from Sen Rand Paul on “This Week” yesterday:
“I tried to get my son signed up through the Kentucky exchange, you know, the one Democrats have said is so good, and I have here my son’s Medicaid card. We didn’t try to get him Medicaid,” Paul said.
Kentucky is the only state that voted for Gov. Mitt Romney in the 2012 election that created its own health exchange, and Democrats have repeatedly touted its effectiveness.
“I’m trying to pay for his insurance, but they automatically enrolled him in Medicaid. For a month they wouldn’t talk to us because they weren’t sure he existed. He had to go down to the welfare office, prove his existence, then the next thing we know we get a Medicaid card,” Paul said.
I’m reading and hearing so many stories like this one, I’m forced to wonder if all these “mistaken” Medicaid signups are in fact a stealthy form of single-payer.