Sick children, corrupt party

CNN doesn’t get a lot of credit from other news organizations, who often are quick to report on others’ exposes, or even to follow with their own versions. I cannot say why that is.

But CNN’s lengthy story about how Florida Republicans schemed to cut medical care for the sickest children in the state, so that big donor insurance companies could take in tens of millions in taxpayer dollars, deserves attention.

CNN does not mention that Florida’s Republican governor, Rick Scott, is an insurance crook. So this vile trick cannot be said to be entirely unexpected.

Nut graf:

“This was a way for the politicians to repay the entities that had contributed to their political campaigns and their political success, and it’s the children who suffered,” said Dr. Louis St. Petery, former executive vice president of the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Remember this story the next time Mitch McConnell says Americans are suffering under Obamacare.

(See http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/18/health/florida-sick-kids-insurance-eprise/index.html)

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