POLITICS

Rob Simmons: Unemployed Workers Should Seek Government Health Insurance

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Simmons appears to be advocating a government-provided backstop health care option for unemployed people. Will Simmons face censure now that he appears to be violating yet another provision of the Republican Party Purity Pledge? If you ask Simmons' prospective GOP colleagues, like Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Medicaid is an abhorrent "medical ghetto."

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