Michele Bachmann's husband takes Medicaid money
A report from NBC shows a clinic run by the husband of presidential contender and opponent of big government Michele Bachmann has taken in at least $137,000 in Medicaid payments since 2005.
This might not be news except for Bachmann's pronouncements about Medicaid "swelling the welfare rolls" and her anti-government talk in general as a leader of the tea party.
Her camp says it would be descriminatory not to accept Medicaid patients at the Christian-focused mental health clinic, Bachmann and Associates, run by Marcus Bachmann.
But this Los Angeles Times story outlines other federal money the congresswoman may have benefited from, including some payments from a family farm that got federal agriculture subsidies.
So, is this just the media making more of something than it should? Is there a real hypocracy issue? Is there a greater issue of how much the government should spend on public health?