US Senate candidate Miller acknowledges receiving Medicaid, low-income health care in pastBy AP
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Alaska candidate Miller acknowledges benefits
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller says his family benefited from Medicaid and a state-run health care program for low-income children and pregnant women.
Miller previously acknowledged receiving federal farm subsidies for land he owned in Kansas in the 1990s and low-income hunting and fishing licenses for him and his wife in Alaska.
As a conservative candidate, he’s criticized certain entitlement programs. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who’s running as a write-in candidate against him, called Miller a hypocrite.
Miller told the Anchorage Daily News he’s struggled in the past, and that there’s a proper role for government. He says the question is whether power is held at the state or federal level.
Miller says he hasn’t received government assistance “for years.”
Information from: Anchorage Daily News, www.adn.com
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