Kasich Takes The Well-Trodden “Medicaid Expansion Isn’t Obamacare” Route In NH

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Presidential candidates are unveiling new television ads as we enter the weekend before the New Hampshire primary. One such ad from Gov. John Kasich caught my eye as particularly egregious. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrElclfw12Y Kasich says he “rejected Obamacare” when he actually expanded Medicaid as Governor of Ohio. I’m no expert on New Hampshire voters, but … [Read more...]

Don’t Cheer Medicaid Expansion Yet

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Is the Arkansas Medicaid expansion (also known as the “private option”) demonstrating the benefits of Obamacare? According to Jesse Cross-Call of the Huffington Post, a new study shows that the answer is yes. However, if you look at Cross-Call’s assumptions, you’ll see that you should hold your applause for the Private Option. Here is how Cross-Call summarizes a recent … [Read more...]

Westerman: Medicaid Expansion “One of the Most Egregious Parts Of Obamacare”

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While many Republicans at the state level in Arkansas are working to expand Obamacare’s reach in Arkansas, House Republicans at the federal level yesterday voted to repeal Obamacare. All four members of Arkansas’s Congressional delegation voted for the legislation. This bill would end Medicaid expansion programs like the “private option” in Arkansas. Rep. Bruce Westerman … [Read more...]

STUDY: Obamacare Repeal Saves Taxpayer Half-Trillion

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A bill to be voted on in the House of Representatives tomorrow would save taxpayers $516 billion over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). From The Hill: A GOP-led effort to repeal the biggest parts of ObamaCare would cost about $42 billion less than previously expected, saving more than a half-trillion dollars over a decade, the congressional … [Read more...]

Medicaid Spending and Arkansas’s Budget

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If you’ve been following the debate over the future of Arkansas’s Obamacare “private option” Medicaid expansion, you’ve recently heard that continuing the program will be good for the state budget and “save state taxpayer dollars.” Whenever politicians tell you that continuing a massive new welfare program will actually save taxpayer dollars, people are rightly skeptical. … [Read more...]