Why states should not expand Medicaid

October 6, 2020 tblase625@gmail.com

12 reasons NOT to expand Medicaid
1. Medicaid expansion harms the truly needy
2. State spending will explode, crowding out other priorities
3. Waste, fraud, abuse and misspending will skyrocket
4. Expansion crowds out private coverage
5. Access to timely and proper care will worsen
6. Expansion causes emergency room use to surge, and hospital capacity to deteriorate
7. Expansion not associated with improved health outcomes overall
8. Expansion enriches health insurance companies
9. States’ finances will be more vulnerable to federal law changes
10. Refusing to expand saves taxpayer dollars and reduces federal deficits
11. There are many good healthcare options available already
12. Targeted initiatives have better results than Medicaid expansion

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