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FGA Statement on Partial Medicaid Expansion Decision

Naples, FL — The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced it would not offer ObamaCare funding for partial expansions of Medicaid.

“Medicaid expansion—whether partial or full expansion—threatens limited resources for truly needy individuals and creates a new welfare class of able-bodied adults,” said Kristina Rasmussen, vice president of federal affairs at FGA. “The Trump administration is right to prevent states from dipping their toes into the waters of bad policy. Hopefully, this move will dissuade other states from embracing Medicaid expansion and will instead encourage lawmakers to consider Medicaid reform that promotes work.”


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