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

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Individuals wait in line at a COVID-19 testing middle in Los Angeles on Dec. 8.

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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 troublesome time. It is had extra instances of COVID-19 than another 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 should you have been a standard, compassionate human being, you’d most likely be like, “Yeah, California undoubtedly wants healthcare. We should always undoubtedly not reduce off their healthcare funding right now, significantly for a very silly motive.” However Donald Trump will not be a standard, compassionate human being. Clearly.

That’s the reason, we will assume, he’s reducing $200 million in Medicaid funding to California as a result of the state requires employers to offer 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’ in opposition to people, well being care amenities, insurance coverage, and different entities as a result of they refuse to offer, pay for, present protection of, or refer for abortions.”