State Rep. Bryan Stevenson, R-Webb City, representative of each person in his legislative district, told the poorest of them, hey, if you can't afford medical care, you don't deserve it.
Stevenson was quoted in an article in today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch as saying,"People have come to think there's an entitlement to medicine. If I don't pay my electric bill, they cut it off. If I don't pay my water bill, they cut it off. Yet as a society, we expect medical care."
Stevenson, of course, has plenty of money to cover his medical needs, including taxpayer-financed health insurance for legislators, which he voted to continue at the same time he was happily going along with cuts to Medicaid.