Democrat candidate nailed by radio host Mark Levin and 10th District GOP Chairman John Whitbeck.
John Foust, the Democrat running against Del. Barbara Comstock to succeed retiring 10th District Congressman Frank Wolf, has lately been lashing out at Comstock for her votes against expanding Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). Foust blames “her right-wing agenda” for Comstock’s votes against backing an expansion of the broken government-run health system.
The problem with this, as first reported by the Washington Free Beacon, is that Foust doesn’t come to this criticism with clean hands. You see, Foust’s own wife is a doctor who doesn’t accept Medicaid patients. Is that because of “her right-wing agenda”? No, clearly; it’s because she doesn’t want to work for the rates Medicaid reimburses, just like most other OB/Gyn practitioners. But Foust clearly has no problem expanding this system that fails women.
Think it’s unfair to criticize Foust for his wife’s business decisions? Think again, as his wife, Dr. Marilyn Jerome, is a key surrogate for him, and the campaign trades on her status as an OB/Gyn. For instance, his wife is head of “Women for Foust,” and is clearly a chief reason the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Political Action Committee has endorsed Foust.
Dr. Jerome has written about the important “advantages” Obamacare offers women, including how expansion of Medicaid via Obamacare will provide coverage to “low income women, even if they are not pregnant.” Yet what does that coverage get them? It gets them shut out of the offices of doctors like Foust’s wife.
Mark Levin has a brilliant takedown of this hypocrisy, which is particularly acute coming from a candidate waging a textbook “war on women” campaign against a woman opponent.
As reported first by Justin Higgins, 10th District Republican Chairman John Whitbeck sent out a blast email this morning nailing Foust for his hypocrisy.
After weeks of Democratic candidate John Foust (VA–10) repeatedly attacking Delegate Barbara Comstock for not voting to expand Medicaid, the Washington Free Beacon is now reporting that John Foust’s wife doesn’t practice what Foust preaches. Despite Foust’s pushing Medicaid expansion for Virginia, the Washington Free Beacon reports that his wife’s Washington, D.C. elite Foxhall OB/GYN Associates – where she practices with Attorney General Eric Holder’s wife — doesn’t accept Medicaid. This is particularly of interest since John Foust has promoted his wife as a top surrogate for him on health care issues.”
“Since last year, Delegate Comstock has made clear that one of the major problems with Medicaid expansion is that it is a broken system that needs reform and many doctors aren’t taking new Medicaid patients. One of the biggest frauds that Democrats propound is the idea that simply giving a card to thousands of more people will mean they will actually have a doctor there for them. But as the Washington Free Beacon has reported, now it turns out that the elite Foxhall OB/GYN Associates actually proves Delegate Comstock’s point.”
Foust acknowledges that Obamacare is “less than perfect.” Clearly this is an understatement, especially for those women who are made to believe they have health coverage yet can’t find a doctor, a problem which would only get worse with more Virginians crowding the offices of the dwindling number of doctors accepting Medicaid patients.