Rand Paul’s Obamacare Horror Story: Kentucky ‘Automatically Enrolled’ My Son in Medicaid
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on ABC’s This Week on Sunday with a surprising revelation: his own family was experiencing issues while attempting to comply with the mandates associated with the Affordable Care Act. He said that the state’s insurance exchanges would not talk with him directly for weeks and he discovered that, without his knowledge, that his own son was “automatically enrolled” in Medicaid.
“At this point I’m unsure,” Paul said when asked by host George Stephanopoulos whether his family had successfully enrolled in the ACA.
He produced his son’s new Medicaid card. “We didn’t try to get him Medicaid,” Paul said. “I’m trying to pay for his insurance, but they automatically enrolled him in Medicaid.”
“For months, they wouldn’t talk to us because they said they weren’t sure he existed,” Paul continued. “He had to go down to the welfare office, prove his existence, and the next thing we know we get a Medicaid card.”
He says that he’s now unclear as to whether he and his family are enrolled in a Kentucky exchange or a Washington D.C. exchange. Paul added that he receives an “error code” every time he attempts to access his family’s plan online.
Watch the clip below via ABC:
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