U.S. Senate Republican nominee Rand Paul failed to disclose on his financial disclosure form with the U.S. Senate more than $20,000 he received from Medicaid through his medical practice at a Bowling Green clinic, the campaign of Democrat Jack Conway said Friday.
In a telephone news conference, Conway campaign spokesman John Collins said Paul, an eye surgeon, did not list on his 2009 form his 2007 position with the Graves-Gilbert Clinic in Bowling Green.
Collins said Paul was required to list all employment positions he held in the previous two years.
“Rand Paul talks a lot about holding government in Washington accountable,” said Collins, noting that Paul has said he would file legislation to require members of Congress to read bills before they vote on them.
“It seems Rand Paul can’t read instructions,” Collins said.
Collins said the Conway campaign learned through an Open Records request that Paul billed Medicaid in 2007 “over $70,000 and received more than $20,000 in payments.”
This is important, Collins said, because Paul has criticized Medicaid, saying the federal-state health insurance program fosters “inter-generational welfare” and claiming its coverage has spread beyond those truly in need.
“Why is he hiding the billing of more than $70,000 in Medicaid funds?” Collins asked.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Rand Paul didn't report accurate finances!
Jack Conway's campaign says that Rand Paul failed to report how much he recieved from Medicaid.