Lexington Herald-Leader: Conway challenges Paul to release Medicare billing

Rand Paul, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, refused again Monday to say how much money his medical practice gets from the federal Medicare program, despite a call for transparency by his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Jack Conway.

“Why will you not release your practice’s Medicare billing records?” the Conway campaign asked Paul in a news release.

Paul campaign chairman David Adams said the issue is irrelevant.

“Kentuckians might hope Jack Conway would have better things to do than harass a Kentucky doctor for taking care of Medicare patients,” Adams said. “But we have to remember that Conway is a huge supporter of ObamaCare who doesn’t understand anything but total government control over everyone.”

The Conway campaign said Paul, a Bowling Green eye surgeon, has demanded sweeping cuts to most federal programs other than Medicare payments to doctors, which he has defended, making him a hypocrite.

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