by William Skink
I can understand why Montana Democrats are celebrating Montana getting the green light from the Feds to expand Medicaid. Our state desperately needs any help it can get to insure uninsured Montanans.
But expanding Medicaid in Montana, at least for me, is overshadowed by a larger crisis of co-ops failing across America, leaving hundreds of thousands of Americans scrambling to figure out how to get insured.
Democracy Now! has a good piece on today’s show about this crisis, and by good I mean incredibly depressing.
As Montana Democrats cheer expanding Medicaid, it might be instructive to recall that it was Max and his gang of six who killed the public option, setting the stage for the predictable failure of co-ops whistle blower Wendell Potter warned about six years ago.