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False Claims in Virginia

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Virginia’s Governor Northam calls Medicaid expansion “economic justice”.  Yo, @GovernorVA ! How is robbing Peter to pay Paul justice?  How is sending the disabled to the back of the line justice?
http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/general-assembly/northam-tells-legislators-medicaid-expansion-is-a-matter-of-basic/article_c11c76e6-4c49-5387-ad64-9e3eb291a08a.html

Yo, @GovernorVA ! How is making it harder for current Medicaid recipients to find a doctor justice?
http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/general-assembly/northam-tells-legislators-medicaid-expansion-is-a-matter-of-basic/article_c11c76e6-4c49-5387-ad64-9e3eb291a08a.html

Yo, @GovernorVA !  How is a higher match for childless able-bodied adults justice?  How is the inability of working class Virginians to get into state schools because of Medicaid justice?
http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/general-assembly/northam-tells-legislators-medicaid-expansion-is-a-matter-of-basic/article_c11c76e6-4c49-5387-ad64-9e3eb291a08a.html

Yo, @GovernorVA ! How is it justice to give the short end of the stick to education and other budget areas just to fund Medicaid expansion? You got a funny sense of justice, Governor.
http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/general-assembly/northam-tells-legislators-medicaid-expansion-is-a-matter-of-basic/article_c11c76e6-4c49-5387-ad64-9e3eb291a08a.html

Medicaid busting state budgets and producing inequality; state universities shun working class to attract better paying out-of-state students
http://thefederalist.com/2017/11/10/medicaid-expands-social-economic-inequality/

Elevated federal match rate for childless able-bodied adults under Medicaid expansion makes no sense and is inequitable.
https://www.mercatus.org/commentary/why-aca-medicaid-expansion-needs-be-fixed

Former Virginia Governor McAuliffe fibs on his way out the door: ‘Medicaid expansion is 100% paid for by the feds’ – IT’S NOT TRUE.
http://www.bdtonline.com/news/va-gov-medicaid-could-be-expanded/article_1edccf0e-e12f-11e7-be32-c7c55e6bb3b0.html

Virginia Medicaid expansion would add at least 506,000 able-bodied adults to welfare rolls, costing the state $28.8 billion over the next ten years.
https://thefga.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/How-the-ObamaCare-dependency-crisis-could-get-even-worse-%E2%80%94-and-how-to-stop-it-1-15-18.pdf

Virginia should study disasters in other states before considering Medicaid expansion
http://virginiansforqualityhealthcare.com/directors-letter-to-the-virginia-senate-3-january-2018/

“Medicaid expansion has led to twice as many able-bodied enrollees as originally projected.”
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/a-new-study-just-proved-the-disaster-of-obamacares-medicaid-expansion/article/2646364

Finding funds for Maine’s voter-mandated Medicaid expansion even more complicated now that feds demanding return of $51M spent on decertified psych center.
http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180101/lepage-says-feds-demanding-return-of-51m

Maine lawmakers have no idea how to pay for Medicaid expansion; Guv says eliminate waiting lists for elderly and disabled first
http://www.pressherald.com/2017/12/13/lawmakers-begin-looking-for-ways-to-fund-states-share-of-medicaid-expansion/

Study: Medicaid survival rates worse than no insurance for some cancers
http://www.jeffersonpolicyjournal.com/bacon-before-expanding-medicaid-examine-the-programs-outcomes/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=virginias_latest_policy_news_from_jefferson_policy_journal&utm_term=2017-12-14

State spending for Medicaid expansion expected to reach $8.5B in 2018, $4B increase from 2016
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/medicaid-expansion-to-cost-states-nearly-9-billion/article/2626029

Medicaid is broken: “Prior authorization hurdles, diagnostic delays, and denials of care have become standard operating procedure.”
http://www.jpands.org/vol22no3/robb.pdf

“Possessing a Medicaid card does not guarantee timely access to medical care rendered by a physician or surgeon.”
http://www.jpands.org/vol22no3/robb.pdf

Nation pays for profligate Medicaid spending in California – waste, fraud, incompetence, Medicaid expansion
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2017/12/20/the-california-medicaid-rush-more-costly-than-gold/#1a206c936477

Medicaid expansion: “per capita expansion costs will remain more than 50% higher, through 2022, than previously projected” (p. 56)
http://www.thomasjeffersoninst.org/files/3/2017%20HealthcareHandbook%20FINAL.pdf?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=virginias_latest_policy_news_from_jefferson_policy_journal&utm_term=2018-01-05

Medicaid expansion: match rate inequitable (higher for childless able-bodied adults); causes access problems for the needy; unsustainable cost explosion (p. 64)
http://www.thomasjeffersoninst.org/files/3/2017%20HealthcareHandbook%20FINAL.pdf?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=virginias_latest_policy_news_from_jefferson_policy_journal&utm_term=2018-01-05

Medicaid expansion favors able childless adults over the vulnerable; costs are exploding
https://www.mercatus.org/commentary/why-aca-medicaid-expansion-needs-be-fixed

Oregon misspent hundreds of millions in Medicaid money – $152M since 2014; $78M for illegal aliens, etc.; $74M to coordinated-care providers
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/report-oregon-medicaid-agency-misspent-taxpayers-money

“Kentucky governor says he’ll end Medicaid benefits for 400,000 if court blocks work requirements”; financial disaster looms.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-kentucky-governor-medicaid-20180116-story.html

Alaska has to add $100 million to state budget after Medicaid expansion swells welfare rolls; ‘unacceptable and out of control’
https://www.alaskapublic.org/2018/01/18/state-senators-slam-additional-medicaid-costs/

Louisiana Attorney General raises concerns Governor illegally sidestepped legislators in letting dubious Medicaid contracts
http://thehayride.com/2017/12/landry-steps-fight-john-bel-edwards-medicaid-contracts/

Medicaid expansion: “free money”, “create jobs”, “budget stability”.  None of it was true. #UnicornsAndRainbows
http://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/369561-states-have-proven-that-obamacare-projections-cant-be-trusted

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

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

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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