Saturday Night time Owls: Lame duck White Home occupant desirous to kill Californians with Medicaid cuts

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Robyn Pennacchia at Wonkette writes—Well This Is Just A Swell Time For Trump To Cut Healthcare Funds To California Over Abortion:

California is having a tough time. It is had extra instances of COVID-19 than some other state within the nation, and trails solely New York and Texas in complete deaths. Actually, simply two days in the past, the state confirmed greater than 61,000 instances in a single day.

It is actually, actually dangerous!

So in case you had been a standard, compassionate human being, you’d in all probability be like, “Yeah, California undoubtedly wants healthcare. We must always undoubtedly not lower off their healthcare funding at the moment, notably for a very silly motive.” However Donald Trump shouldn’t be a standard, compassionate human being. Clearly.

That’s the reason, we are able to assume, he’s slicing $200 million in Medicaid funding to California as a result of the state requires employers to supply well being care insurance coverage that covers abortion. On Wednesday, Trump’s Well being and Human Companies Secretary Alex Azar defined in a press launch that this violates the Weldon Modification, which “prohibits federal companies and packages and state and native governments that obtain cash beneath the invoice from ‘discriminating’ towards people, well being care amenities, insurance policy, and different entities as a result of they refuse to supply, pay for, present protection of, or refer for abortions.”