Maine Guv: Show Me the Medicaid Expansion Money

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Maine’s Gov. LePage: “Show me the money” to pay for Medicaid expansion.  “I will not let them endanger the state’s financial health.”

Maine’s ‘We Want Free Ice Cream!’ Medicaid expansion referendum will cost state $54M and federal taxpayers $525M annually

Maine’s Gov. LePage: “Leaving needy Mainers to languish on waitlists while giving free health care to able-bodied adults is unconscionable.”

Medicaid produces “persistently inferior outcomes”

Medicaid produces inferior health outcomes in part b/c “less skilled and less specialized surgeons” most likely to accept Medicaid.

Medicaid expansion generally not improving health outcomes for young adults

Greedy hospitals lost their bet that Medicaid expansion would bring them riches; reimbursements lower than expected, bad debt rising again.

Congress should stop subsidizing state Medicaid provider tax scams

Audit shows Oregon spends hundreds of millions of dollars in improper Medicaid payments; state “wasteful and incompetent”

Yo, Virginia! Medicaid costs are unsustainable even w/o Medicaid expansion. What other parts of the budget will you cut?

Virginia cannot afford long-term costs of Medicaid expansion and should not make false commitments

Virginia’s new #UnicornsAndRainbows Governor wants free community college AND Medicaid expansion

Medicaid expansion is a bad idea because Obamacare failed to ‘bend the healthcare cost curve down’

Access is already a problem in North Carolina and you want Medicaid expansion there?

“Whistleblower: Medicaid Managed-Care Firm Improperly Denied Care To Thousands”

‘Medicaid expansion caused the number of ER visits to go up.’  Huh?  Expansion was supposed to bring the number down.  #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything

California: insurers are getting rich on Medicaid while low-income and disabled get stuck with substandard care

California insurers make $5.4 billion on state Medicaid program.  Just more pigs at the trough. #SpecialInterests

Louisiana Governor dodges lawmakers by using emergency noncompetitive process to renew Medicaid managed care contracts

Poll: voters want to freeze Medicaid expansion; support for expansion drops when told money could be redirected to other priorities

“Report: Skyrocketing Medicaid Enrollment Leading to Increased Government Dependency”

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –

– end the individual mandate
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)
– legalize true catastrophic insurance



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