Once again, Matt Bevin, Republican Governor of Kentucky, has lost a court battle against his attempts to take away healthcare from the people of Kentucky, and of course, he is threatening to take out his frustration on the people of Kentucky.
Bevin has said that if he ultimately loses his Medicaid fight in court and cannot prevail on appeal, he will end expanded Medicaid in Kentucky, which has extended health coverage to about 400,000 people.
This leads to a couple of questions:
What kind of a person threatens to take away the healthcare of 400,000 people?
Why in god’s name would this kind of person be in a position where he could take away healthcare from 400,000 people?
Now, you might be wondering why this story started with the words “once again”. Well, because this is not the first time Matt Bevin has decided to take punitive actions against the people of the State he has been elected to govern because he lost a court battle (again worth mentioning that these court battles are over whether or not he can take health care away from people of his State). Just a month ago, he did this:
Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is throwing a temper tantrum because a federal judge struck down his plan to add work requirements to Medicaid. His response? Taking away dental and vision benefits from nearly 500,000 people.
I mean, seriously, this guy is a legitimate psychopath. Or maybe he’s a sociopath. I’m not sure exactly. Either way, he very obviously harbors no love for the people of Kentucky. If anything, he views the people of Kentucky as objects of derision. I wonder why that is?
Probably because Matt Bevin is only about Matt Bevin, and Matt Bevin is not really even a Kentuckian. Matt Bevin was born in Colorado, and raised in New Hampshire, went to college in Virginia, worked as a financial consultant in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, then took over his family business in Connecticut. For a few years in between Massachusetts and Connecticut, he managed an investment firm in Louisville, Kentucky. That is the extent of his attachment to the State he now governs, and well, it shows.
I’d say it’s about time Kentucky shows as much allegiance to Matt Bevin as Matt Bevin shows to Kentucky, which is basically zero.