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Saturday, August 13, 2016

 

The Ugly Truth Emerges On Obama’s ObamaCare-Medicaid

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Roanoke Times, 8-13-2016:  Report renews concerns about ‘Obamacare’
Government cost estimates for expanding Medicaid to millions more low-income people are increasing faster than expected.
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“Renewed concerns”; “Faster than expected” – Really?
How about expenses are exploding at taxpayers expense.
Right inline with the July massive $112 BILLION budget deficit that is $1.3 TRILLION added to the National Debt on a yearly basis.  Just More Hope and Change we can believe and pay for.
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“WASHINGTON (AP) — A government report finds that the cost of expanding Medicaid to millions more low-income people is increasing faster than expected, raising questions about a vital part of President Barack Obama's health care law.
The law provided for the federal government to pay the entire cost of the Medicaid expansion from 2014 through the end of this year.
Obama has proposed an extra incentive for states that have not yet expanded Medicaid: three years of full federal financing no matter when they start. But the new cost estimates could complicate things.
In a recent report to Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the cost of expansion was $6,366 per person for 2015, about 49 percent higher than previously estimated.
"We were told all along that the expansion population would be less costly," said health economist Brian Blase with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Virginia. "They are turning out to be far more expensive." Blase previously served as a GOP congressional aide.”
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Note the RTs snide dig and marginalization of Blase – as if his service as a GOP aide discounts the reality of these gross numbers that belie all the Obama statements on ObamaCare.
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Why Hasn’t Virginia Expanded Medicaid?
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Democrats Still Pushing ObamaCare-Medicaid Expansion
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Virginia Voters Reject ObamaCare-Medicaid Expansion

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