Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards continues to say one thing while doing another, failing to follow through on his word to the people of Louisiana.
The Associated Press reports that Edwards’ administration is “backpedaling” on pursuing work requirements for Medicaid recipients, despite the fact that he claimed he was “actively working” on doing so earlier this year.
As recently as January 2019, Edwards confirmed to The Times-Picayune that he still supported work requirements and had even hired a consulting firm to help the state develop a program.
However, Edwards went back on his word in today’s announcement, with The AP writing “it’s clear the governor’s office is not embracing the concept,” under the headline “Louisiana governor shelves Medicaid work requirement idea.” The reversal came after months of stonewalling from the governors office – The AP reportedly “asked for updates on the work requirement discussions across several months, getting scant information.”
“John Bel Edwards’ flip-flop is another example of the governor failing to follow through on his promises to Louisiana voters,” said RGA Deputy Communications Director John Burke. “Just as he did when he abandoned his pledge to not raise taxes on working families, Edwards is now going back on his word for Medicaid work requirements. Louisiana deserves a governor who keeps their promises, not a flaky politician who says one thing and does another.”
3 days, 14 hours ago
Idaho GOP Governor Brad Little Takes Major Steps to Combat Opioid Crisis
Governor Little is continuing to put the people first by fighting substance abuse.
4 days, 15 hours ago
GOP Governor Charlie Baker’s Massachusetts Ranked “Best State To Live In” for 2019
Massachusetts continues to thrive thanks to GOP Governor Charlie Baker’s results-driven leadership.
6 days, 18 hours ago
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill declaring children's lemonade stands legal
The bill prevents cities and neighborhood associations from prohibiting or regulating children who sell nonalcoholic drinks on private property.
1 week, 3 days ago
Dem Gov Candidate Andy Beshear’s Former Top Aide Sitting Behind Bars For Illegal Kickback Scheme
Beshear claims to support fostering an open government without backroom deals, but his record fails to match his rhetoric.
1 week, 4 days ago
Gov. Matt Bevin Puts Signature on Foster Children's Bill of Rights
Included on the list of rights for foster children are the rights to “adequate food, clothing and shelter, a safe, secure, and stable family,”