We've mentioned before that Alaska is among the latest states to join a slow but steady trend toward accepting the Medicaid expansion enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act but rendered optional by the Supreme Court's 2012 ruling on the constitutionality of the law.
Unable to block the governor's decision to accept the Medicaid expansion, the Alaska legislature has decided to sue the state. It's a shining moment for the separation of powers; for the provision of health care, not so much. The Alaska Dispatch Caller has the story, which includes this gem of a quote:
Asked about the impact of their decision on Alaskans without access to health care, Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, responded: “They have access to health care.”
First, way to deny the premise of the question. And second, has Santa heard about his elected representative's stance on health care? Somebody's getting a lump of coal this year…