Paul Ryan's War on People with Disabilities

 

"The budget plan released by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is a serious threat to Americans with disabilities.

Ryan is taking aim at Medicaid, which serves more than 8 million disabled Americans. It helps pay for such essentials as prescription drugs,wheelchairs, prosthetics and therapies.

Ryan's plan calls for block-granting Medicaid, which means the federal government would give the states a lump sum of Medicaid revenue to spend as they see fit. This may sound nice, but it really is a sneaky way of ending the guarantee that people with disabilities have to Medicaid. States could conceivably restrict eligibility in ways they cannot currently, thus limiting access to Medicaid services for people with disabilities. Since about 40 percent of Medicaid money serves people with disabilities, the incentive for states to dump them off the rolls or reduce their coverage to save money would be powerful."

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POTB Responds:

Man, talk about unplugging Grandma! Hell, If I were a betting man I wouldn't give grandma any odds of survival under the Ryan plan. In fact, under the Ryan plan Grandma wouldn't get plugged in in the first place!

Picture Grandma, with her backbone on fire, crawling down the street. 

The heartlessness of Paul Ryan is only exceeded by his soulless  smirk.