Medicaid Expansion More than Double Expected Cost

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Medicaid expansion’s higher than projected enrollment and per-person costs have led to billions in cost overruns; “expansion has cost taxpayers more than two and a half times as much as promised.”

Medicaid expansion states “have spent 76 percent more per expansion enrollee than expected.”

Medicaid expansion “a disaster” – massive cost overruns shattered state budgets, puts truly needy at risk, “and projections are only getting worse”

Medicaid expansion: the sick stay, so the healthy leave, so ave monthly enrollee cost rises 20% over 2 ½ years.

Medicaid expansion provider tax gimmick to raise cost of healthcare in Oregon

Virginia Senate tables Medicaid expansion (this is just round 1, the battle will be in the budget discussions)

Virginia report tells familiar tale in the states: galloping unsustainable Medicaid spending gobbling up state budget

More evidence Medicaid expansion makes ER use go UP, not down.

Showdown coming in Idaho? Or will insurers shy away from offering ACA-noncompliant plans because of possible penalties?

States should chip away at Obamacare w/waivers for qualified plans, actuarial value, risk-pooling, etc.

ACA call center operator short-changes workers to tune of $100 million, per union complaint

Study documents ACA ‘crowd-out’ of private insurance, recommends block grants as cure

Patients spend 3 times as much as they should because gov’t paperwork consumes two-thirds of doctors’ time

Premiums for skimpiest Obamacare plan soar 35% in D.C.

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –

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


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