Those horrible Republicans...... But wait, her medicaid benefits were cut by Governor Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat.An elderly Michigan woman died in October as the result of a severe dental infection after adult dental Medicaid benefits were cut in the state. Blanche D. LaVire, 76, had been diagnosed with abscesses earlier in the year and reportedly suffered from advanced periodontitis.
I wonder how the Democratic supporters will react to this.Governor Granholm is currently the subject of a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of 400,000 citizens whose dental coverage was eliminated by her cuts to Medicaid. Granholm cut the adult dental benefits as part of an assault on social programs meant to address a $2 billion state budget shortfall. Along with eliminating dental coverage for hundreds of thousands with her Medicaid cuts, Granholm also cut $62 million in funds for state mental health services, $5 million in funds to hospitals for the treatment of the uninsured and approximately $100 million altogether in aid to cities and towns.
One thing is certain. If you are poor and elderly, you might as well get in line to be floated away on an iceberg. That is what it is coming to. And it also goes to show that Democrats don't have a pedestal to stand on in this argument. But, I am sure that they will continue to try and find one, so they can keep calling Republicans callous.