After Medicaid expansion fantasyland comes the reckoning for New York

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Iowa widens short-term plan escape hatch from Obamacare

After fantasyland – Medicaid expansion to reap ‘state savings’ and raising provider reimbursement rates – comes the reckoning for New York: cuts to Medicaid to fill $6.1 billion hole in state budget.  Are you watching this, Virginia?

Counties to Idaho’s Governor: don’t shift the cost of Medicaid expansion to us. Voters mandated expansion, but it’s only funded to June 30th. #IdahoConundrum

Trump administration expected to initiate Medicaid block grants though agency rule change

Medicaid expansion likely but not a done deal in Kansas

Medicaid apologists can’t stand people getting off the program in a good econonmy or because they weren’t eligible in the first place

The program that ate the states – state spending on Medicaid went from 12% of state budgets in 2000 to 17% now. #Unsustainable

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –

– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program


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