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 options to start rolling back expansion.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is already considering freezing Medicaid expansion enrollment as a core component of its plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare. As they move forward, new estimates from the Foundation for Government Accountability could provide important insight into how just how much taxpayers could save if Congress gets this right.