What can I even say about this? From the Austin American-Statesman:
At a hearing Thursday of the House Committee on Human Services, [Texas State Representative Gary] Elkins and other members of the panel considered more than two dozen bills related to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Three hours into the hearing, Elkins asked: “What’s Medicaid?”
The Houston Republican continued: “I know I hear it — I really don’t know what it is. I know that’s a big shock to everybody here in the audience, OK.”
And, for the win….
Medicaid, for the record, is the federal-state health insurance program for low-income people and people with disabilities. Elkins is new to the Human Services Committee. However, he’s served in the House since 1995, where one of the main tasks is crafting the state budget.
A quarter of the state budget is Medicaid.
Is there anyone out there who lives in the 135th Texas House District, has more than half a brain cell, and wants to run against this guy?
Hat tip: Burnt Orange Report