11 July 2012
1. On average, the federal government pays 57% of the costs of the Medicaid program in which your state currently participates. The federal government will be picking up over 90% of the costs of the expansion. You’ve never previously considered opting out of Medicaid entirely. Why are you now refusing to implement an expansion of the program in which you’ll be picking up a much smaller percentage of the costs?
2. To summarize a point made by Josh Barro, is government health insurance for your state’s working poor really so “undesirable” that you’re not willing “to pay ten cents on the dollar for it.”