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On Monday, John Bel Edwards took the oath of office as governor of Louisiana. On Tuesday, Gov. Edwards expanded his state’s Medicaid coverage to include what the NYT said would amount to “hundreds of thousands of people.”

In signing the order, Edwards said:

“We are consistently ranked one of the poorest and unhealthiest states, and this cycle will not be broken as long as anyone in Louisiana has to choose between their health and their financial security.”

“This will not only afford them peace of mind, but also to help prevent them from slipping further into poverty and give them a fighting chance for a better life.”

It is astonishing that a politician would actually state publicly that government might help people.

It is a wonder when that politician fulfills a campaign promise on his second day in office.

Edwards is a Democrat, the only living example of the species in the South.