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Virginia’s Governor Northam calls Medicaid expansion “economic justice”. Yo, @GovernorVA ! How is robbing Peter to pay Paul justice? How is sending the disabled to the back of the line justice?
Yo, @GovernorVA ! How is making it harder for current Medicaid recipients to find a doctor justice?
Yo, @GovernorVA ! How is a higher match for childless able-bodied adults justice? How is the inability of working class Virginians to get into state schools because of Medicaid justice?
Yo, @GovernorVA ! How is it justice to give the short end of the stick to education and other budget areas just to fund Medicaid expansion? You got a funny sense of justice, Governor.
Medicaid busting state budgets and producing inequality; state universities shun working class to attract better paying out-of-state students
Elevated federal match rate for childless able-bodied adults under Medicaid expansion makes no sense and is inequitable.
Former Virginia Governor McAuliffe fibs on his way out the door: ‘Medicaid expansion is 100% paid for by the feds’ – IT’S NOT TRUE.
Virginia Medicaid expansion would add at least 506,000 able-bodied adults to welfare rolls, costing the state $28.8 billion over the next ten years.
Virginia should study disasters in other states before considering Medicaid expansion
“Medicaid expansion has led to twice as many able-bodied enrollees as originally projected.”
Finding funds for Maine’s voter-mandated Medicaid expansion even more complicated now that feds demanding return of $51M spent on decertified psych center.
Maine lawmakers have no idea how to pay for Medicaid expansion; Guv says eliminate waiting lists for elderly and disabled first
Study: Medicaid survival rates worse than no insurance for some cancers
State spending for Medicaid expansion expected to reach $8.5B in 2018, $4B increase from 2016
Medicaid is broken: “Prior authorization hurdles, diagnostic delays, and denials of care have become standard operating procedure.”
“Possessing a Medicaid card does not guarantee timely access to medical care rendered by a physician or surgeon.”
Nation pays for profligate Medicaid spending in California – waste, fraud, incompetence, Medicaid expansion
Medicaid expansion: “per capita expansion costs will remain more than 50% higher, through 2022, than previously projected” (p. 56)
Medicaid expansion: match rate inequitable (higher for childless able-bodied adults); causes access problems for the needy; unsustainable cost explosion (p. 64)
Medicaid expansion favors able childless adults over the vulnerable; costs are exploding
Oregon misspent hundreds of millions in Medicaid money – $152M since 2014; $78M for illegal aliens, etc.; $74M to coordinated-care providers
“Kentucky governor says he’ll end Medicaid benefits for 400,000 if court blocks work requirements”; financial disaster looms.
Alaska has to add $100 million to state budget after Medicaid expansion swells welfare rolls; ‘unacceptable and out of control’
Louisiana Attorney General raises concerns Governor illegally sidestepped legislators in letting dubious Medicaid contracts
Medicaid expansion: “free money”, “create jobs”, “budget stability”. None of it was true. #UnicornsAndRainbows
Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)
END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!