Media in "Stop Medicaid Expansion"

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One of the most significant yet underreported outcomes of ObamaCare is its impact on the truly needy. Before ObamaCare, our country maintained a safety net that was reserved for our neediest neighbors. The Medicaid program, for example, primarily served poor children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. But ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion sought to change this. It sought to transform a safety...[ read more ]

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When Republican leaders in the House of Representatives released the proposed American Health Care Act to replace Obamacare, it was the shot heard around the Beltway. It represents the first major step in fulfilling a key mandate issued by the American people in November's election results. However, despite a flurry of headlines, meetings and negotiations, key technical points about implementation...[ read more ]

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Illinois taxpayers have paid $9.2 billion for the state’s Medicaid expansion, slightly more than double what politicians initially projected. Massive cost overruns have left fewer resources for other priorities, including education, public safety, and even services for the most vulnerable. As Congress now prepares to offload more expansion costs onto state budgets, Gov. Bruce Rauner should begin the process of...[ read more ]

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ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion has devolved into a fiscal nightmare. Nationwide, more than twice as many able-bodied adults have enrolled in the Medicaid expansion than ever expected. In some states, they’ve enrolled more adults than thought to even be eligible, leaving taxpayers holding the bag. While Congress continues to debate the details and timing of repealing ObamaCare, states are clamoring for...[ read more ]

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When Arkansas legislators and then-Governor Mike Beebe expanded Medicaid to able-bodied adults through ObamaCare, supporters claimed their plan was something other states were closely watching and, before it was even implemented, was serving as a national model. What unfolded, however, was a fiscal and moral disaster that no other state dares to fully replicate. Recent reports indicate that Arkansas ObamaCare...[ read more ]

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This week, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce released a new plan to impose more of Obamacare on their state. The Chamber acknowledged that their “guiding principle” in crafting the Medicaid expansion plan was simply to “take advantage of all federal dollars available.” As such, they’re lobbying for policymakers to expand Medicaid to a new welfare class of more than 700,000...[ read more ]

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By Jonathan Ingram, Jonathan Small, and Josh Archambault The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) has proposed a plan to “rebalance” Medicaid eligibility in the Sooner State. Although OHCA’s “plan” so far consists of only a single page of bullet points, what little that is already known makes clear that the plan would gut the existing Insure Oklahoma program and replace it with...[ read more ]

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Arkansas’ Obamacare expansion, commonly known as the “Private Option,” has been a nightmare. Costs have run significantly over budget and the truly needy are being pushed to the back of the line. The Government Accountability Office reported that Arkansas’ approach was simply a more expensive way to expand Obamacare. And, surprise, the promised economic stimulus from expansion never materialized. The...[ read more ]

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For the past several years, Idaho lawmakers have rejected every attempt to bring Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion to the Gem State. Earlier this year, they rejected two expansion plans that were so unpopular, they failed to even earn a committee vote. But with the legislative session winding down, there’s another last-minute, backdoor attempt to expand Medicaid on the horizon. The latest...[ read more ]

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For years, hospital lobbyists have promised that Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion would kick start states’ economies and produce thousands of new jobs. (Expanding welfare always stimulates the economy, right?) This piece of their Obamacare sales pitch is critical because, according to their calculations, these new jobs will generate the necessary revenue to pay for states’ share of the Obamacare expansion costs....[ read more ]