Who cares about some poor sick people?

Well apparently the Insurance Commissioner of Georgia, Republican John Oxendine [BTW, he’s running for governor] doesn’t.

In a letter sent to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Oxendine was the first to say “no thanks” to $5 billion in federal money to help insure high-risk residents (those who have been uninsured for at least six months), stating

he has “no confidence” the program will not be a burden on Georgia taxpayers. The program is funded by all federal money, but Oxendine said he worries that down the road the state will have to foot the bill.

“I’m not going to subject Georgia taxpayers and the Georgia treasury to something that’s going to be a burden on them,” Oxendine said in an interview.

Yeah we definitely don’t want to burden the healthy and well off, by making them participate in a program to help the less fortunate. That’s not the American way.

Much like Carol Verberg indicated in my post yesterday, as long as I got mine.

I don’t care about anyone else.

I don’t know how the rest of you feel, but I just removed Georgia from one of my places to move to, or even visit for that matter.


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