Binanay's adult son suffers from mental illness. With ongoing budget shortfalls and cost overruns in Medicaid, he's worried about budget cuts to the program affecting the coverage of his son's expensive prescription medication.
"I'm angry because there's actually a chance for us to make a difference," Binanay said.
He's upset state Republicans blocked a federal expansion which would have added 500,000 people to the program.
"It doesn't make sense to me. It's being paid by the federal government, and again, a lot of people don't know that it's not too late," he said.
Federal funding would cover the cost for three years, then reimburse 90% of the state's cost for several more years. Still, state republicans decided against it saying it doesn't make sense to expand a system, they say, is in need of major cost reforms.
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An incredible photo snapped Saturday at the iconic Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore is going viral. A mother humpback whale and her calf were cruising just offshore when a set rolled in. J.T. Gray of North
An incredible photo snapped Saturday at the iconic Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore is going viral.