FoxNews is running with the 'able bodies adult' line, too
Huffpost: The governor’s office and a disability rights group in Ohio are rejecting Vice President Mike Pence’s “false” claim about Medicaid benefits for the state’s disabled citizens.
Pence was making the case for Senate Republicans’ Obamacare repeal efforts during remarks at a Friday gathering of the National Governors Association in Rhode Island. Defending the newest version of the Senate Republican health care bill, which includes massive cuts to Medicaid funding, Pence said Obamacare’s expansion of the program had resulted in “far too many able-bodied adults” on Medicaid, specifically calling out Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R).
“I know Gov. Kasich isn’t with us, but I suspect that he’s very troubled to know that in Ohio alone, nearly 60,000 disabled citizens are stuck on waiting lists, leaving them without the care they need for months or even years,” Pence said.
Kasich spokesman Jon Keeling first responded to the remark with a Friday tweet saying, “that’s what we call #fakenews,” later telling The Washington Post the assertion “is not accurate.”
Keeling said there’s “zero connection between those asking for support services and Medicaid expansion,” according to The Columbus Dispatch.