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GOP lawmaker dependent on Medicaid opposes Medicaid expansion

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Josh MillerArkansas Rep. Josh Miller (R), who is paralyzed and completely dependent on Medicaid, has spoken out recently in strong opposition to the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

Arkansas lawmakers must re-approve funding for the expansion, with a 75 percent supermajority, to keep the program intact. Approval of the bill is still a few votes short, including Miller's.

Just over a decade ago, at 23 and uninsured, Miller was in a terrible car accident with a friend. He was left paralyzed, and with roughly $1 million in medical bills. A combination of Medicare and Medicaid paid for these bills in their entirety, and the programs continue to fund the private personal care he receives on a daily basis.

Miller admits that alcohol was involved in the crash, though he maintains he "can't remember who was driving."

TVNL Comment:  How does Miller qualify for Medicaid?  There is a very low income ceiling for those who qualify for assistance.  Just asking....


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