Proponents of Obamacare Medicaid expansion have asked Virginians to ignore the facts, telling us: “Who you gonna believe - me…or your own eyes?”
Here are some facts:
FACT: Obamacare Medicaid Expansion has exceeded projected costs by 110%
FACT: Obamacare Medicaid Expansion has forced many states to dramatically hike taxes
FACT: Obamacare Medicaid Expansion will force the state to cut education and other priorities
FACT: Obamacare Medicaid Expansion makes it harder for vulnerable recipients to find a doctor
FACT: Obamacare Medicaid Expansion provides more money for childless, able-bodied adults
FACT: Obamacare Medicaid Expansion is out of control, accounting for 10% of the federal deficit
Since Obamacare was enacted, 31 states have adopted Medicaid expansion and the evidence underscores the fact that Medicaid expansion has been a disaster. Some examples: Alaska increased taxes; Ohio had to cut programs; Illinois passed income tax hike; Oregon pushing a tax increase; Maine forced to choose between cutting programs or increasing taxes; and Kentucky pleaded with the federal government for relief as Medicaid expansion will cost “$1.2 billion in new spending…jeopardizing funding for education, pension obligations, public safety and traditional Medicaid programs for our most vulnerable citizens.”
John Adams said, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” And the facts and evidence are clear: Medicaid expansion has left states across the country with budget shortfalls, forcing them to raises taxes and/or divert funding from traditional Medicaid populations, education, and public safety. Why would we do it here in Virginia?
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