Representative Jim Abeler talks about the MA (Medicare Assistance) provision that the Minnesota House is about to vote on:
“I want to remind you who is going to get into this program. And this follows a national plan that was adopted this year with great duress at the federal level. And there is no asset limit. And there is no residency requirement. And so that means the person moves in with a whole basement full of gold bullion or a nice boat or a car and they’re going to get medical assistance and you’re going to pay half of it. The expect that 20 thousand people will sign up and I think it’s going to be more. And some people dodge their…they don’t pay ah…they work for cash. And they’re going to get in and the money we’re going to be putting toward their coverage.”
Representative Paul Thissen responds.