Unreal: Governor Nixon Vetoes Volunteer Health Services Act
Awful, and done the day before a holiday weekend, when fewer people would be watching. The VHSA would have let medical professionals from other states provide their care for free to Missouri’s neediest: charity whose delivery is complicated by current state law. Americans, to say nothing of highly trained American medical professionals, should be able to provide charitable care to their fellow Americans in Missouri free of undue burdens and restrictions. It is an amazing contrast that the governor wants to expand Medicaid, which will cost the state billions of dollars to deliver care of dubious value, and yet spikes care that private individuals would render free of charge. Apparently this is a big government solutions-only administration.
The governor’s veto is an affront to the poor and those who would serve them. They deserve better.