Paul: ObamaCare Screwup Gave My Kid Medicaid Card

Plus: Napolitano doesn't think Snowden should get clemency
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2014 1:13 PM CST
Paul: ObamaCare Screwup Gave My Kid Medicaid Card
In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Rand Paul is no fan of ObamaCare, and today less so. The Kentucky Republican took to This Week today to wave a Medicaid card at the camera—a Medicaid card he says was erroneously issued to his son when he was signing up for health insurance. "So, really, most of the people in Kentucky are automatically being enrolled in Medicaid," he complained, as per Politico. "I'm trying to pay for insurance and can't pay for it. And I'm uncertain now whether I'm enrolled in DC and/or Kentucky. It's a mess." Elsewhere on your Sunday dial:

  • Janet Napolitano on Edward Snowden: "I think Snowden has exacted quite a bit of damage and did it in a way that violated the law. I think he’s committed crimes. From where I sit today, I would not put clemency on the table at all."
  • And on the US Olympics delegation she's heading: "What we would like to do is demonstrate that the United States is a very free and open and tolerant society. I'm going to represent my country, to support our team. At least in my memory, there have always been some politics surrounding the Games."
  • Mitt Romney on ObamaCare: "This is at the heart of the president's deception and dishonesty, with regards to ObamaCare, is he told people, 'You can keep the insurance you have, if you like it.' That was not honesty. That was deceptive. And the American people recognize that, and they're rejecting ObamaCare." Romney had more to say about MSNBC's apology.
  • And on the Sochi Olympics: "I'm convinced, in the case of a nation like Russia, [officials will] have the resources to do their very best to protect people from that kind of attack." Russia, though, would not have been his "choice" to host. "Russia has not been a particularly collaborative player on the world stage."
(Read more Rand Paul stories.)

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