Retirement Systems of Alabama CEO David Bronner had harsh words Tuesday for Robert Bentley over the governor's rejection of expansion of Medicaid and the federal dollars that would come with it as part of Obamacare.
"These 330,000 Alabamians don't have adequate health care," Bronner said according to an article in AL.com. "They get their arm cut off, they get sick ... what are we saying to them by refusing to take this money?"
Speaking at the Tuscaloosa Rotary Club, Bronner noted Alabama "is one of 14 states with conservative Republican governors who have refused to accept federal dollars to expand their Medicaid programs," The Tuscaloosa News reported.
“To turn it down makes no sense whatsoever to me. It is irresponsible,” Bronner said during a luncheon speech at Indian Hills Country Club.
Bronner never mentioned Bentley by name but said most governors, including Republicans and Democrats, have accepted the Medicaid expansion “except for these 14 idiots across America.”