posted on June 25, 2009 23:56
Senator Doug Berger’s blooper is going on television.
When Senator Berger passed a bill to cut the home care of 20,000 elderly Medicaid patients, he said he had a study that proved they weren’t eligible for care. Period. Well, it turns out, over a month ago the Department of Health and Human Resources told Senator Berger he had his facts all wrong – that the ‘study’ didn’t show what he said.
Next, when The Association for Home and Hospice Care pointed out his mistake, Berger gave them a pretty blunt answer;—he tried to cut the elderly and disabled patients’ care even more – a whopping $77 million. All but eliminating the program. And leaving even patients Berger, himself, has acknowledged are eligible without care.
Finally the Home and Hospice Care folks, who have been working with other legislators to straighten out Berger’s mistake, decided the people who most needed to know what Berger is doing – are the voters in his district. So they’re taking to the airwaves and here’s their first television ad “Hard to Believe:’