Obamacare encourages states to expand significantly the number of their residents dependent on Medicaid, the joint state-federal program for low-income households. It significantly increases federal funding for expanding this dependency. However, the Supreme Court has declared that the states do not have to accept this expansion.
So, the Administration and its allies have been reduced to arguing that expanding Medicaid is sort of a profit center for states that do it.
And yet, despite federal “generosity”, Medicaid continues to devour state budgets.
Read the entire column at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.