Is it just me, or is it really bad form to call Medicaid a form of "intergenerational warfare" while receiving 50% of your income from Medicaid patients? Rand Paul has no problem with that. And how exactly is it 'intergenerational warfare' to
October 6, 2010

Is it just me, or is it really bad form to call Medicaid a form of "intergenerational warfare" while receiving 50% of your income from Medicaid patients? Rand Paul has no problem with that.

And how exactly is it 'intergenerational warfare' to cover medical expenses of the poor? I'd call it class warfare, perhaps (with most of the weapons in the hands of the rich), but intergenerational? Huh?

Baby Paul's views on Medicaid evidently don't extend to his own wallet, however.

The Associated Press reported in June that Paul, an eye doctor from Bowling Green, had since 2005 received slightly more than $130,000 in Medicaid funds. That's about one-third of the amount he billed the program, according to the Kentucky cabinet that administers the program.

Paul's campaign has said that about half of Paul's medical income has come from Medicare and Medicaid payments – which it says is in line with the average for eye doctors around the country.

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