WASHINGTON — Dr. Roger Marshall was delivering babies in December. By January, he found himself across a breakfast table from Tom Price, offering emotional support to the Georgia congressman as he endured a contentious confirmation process to become the top health official in the new Trump administration.

Marshall, a few months ago just another doctor from Kansas, is now Congressman Roger Marshall.

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  • I don’t know where Jesus said that people are lazy and don’t want health care.

    Are you sure he’s reading the right book?

  • You are despicable, Congressman Marshall! I will pray for you that you might develop compassion for those Americans less fortunate than you.

  • Marshall horribly mischaracterizes the passage, as do many politicians as they pathetically resort to authority to justify their cruel penny-pinching. Most bibles include a superscript at the end of this oft-misused passage from John. The superscript takes you to Deut. 15:11 where the Moses enjoins the crowd:
    “Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, ‘Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.’” Jesus did not repeat this command because he knew his disciples already understood their obligations. Marshall shows his willingness to distort sacred text for his mean-spirited goals.

  • Just like Jesus… The anti-capitalist who demanded we feed, clothe, shelter, and heal all the people this “person” vilifies.

    It’s good that slime like identify themselves as slime… …In Jesus name. WTH?

  • Just a p.s. The Medicaid info I referred to actually was from a Washington Post article dated 3/9/17. Strangely, his background specifically w/ Medicaid was not mentioned in the article above. His comments, nonetheless, speak volumes.

  • From reading the article, it appears this doctor did see Medicaid patients as he was the only ob/gyn who took Medicaid far and wide in that region of Kansas. [Being from that area I understand the geography.] One would assume that would lead him to form opinions thusly. Which makes his words even more stark and frankly, stupefying is the thought that he could likely be speaking of all the poverty-stricken pregnant women whose babies he delivered…. Or, did it even occur to him that the mentally and physically disabled, who perhaps he didn’t see, obviously rely on Medicaid? Now we learn that he and others in the ‘Caucus’ could vote any new plan down on a dime? Why does 2017 feel just like a horrifically bad dream? It’s ‘time for this ship to sail’ indeed.

  • I do not approve of the new healthcare. It makes Seniors pay more and the poor has nothing. Keep working on it. Even Doctors and nurses say it is no good. Remember you work for all the people, not just the rich!!

  • Steinbeck wrote in Grapes of Wrath, “When you’re in trouble, or hurt, or need-go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help-the only ones.”

    Men like congressman Marshal are exactly who Steinbeck was talking about. From the moment he described Medicaid as a “…free credit card…” it was obvious that everything he said before or after was an attempt to justify his own avarice and lack of empathy.

    It’s the very sort of justification likely offered by the priest who left the wounded man by the side of the road into Jericho. And it’s a shameful line of reasoning for a doctor.

  • Monumental hubris. Rep. Marshall not only has stupendous blindness about the healthcare wants and needs of poor people, but adds to that his self-righteous manure about Christian justification. Shame on you. Every stakeholder in the healthcare debate is spoken for in the discussions except for one. The insurance companies are well represented by lobbyists, doctors are well-represented by self-impressed egos like Marshall, big Pharma has their own lobbyists. But the stakeholder with the most to lose is not represented at all. Poor people who stand to lose their healthcare have nobody arguing in their interest. Certainly not this craven, sanctimonious congressman.

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