Statements about Medicaid
Says 70 percent of Virginia’s Medicaid cost is for seniors in nursing homes.
"There are more than 46 million Americans living in poverty today -- the largest number in 54 years."
"Expanding Medicaid would create 63k jobs."
After Massachusetts passed a mandatory health insurance law "their mortality rate went down...it saved lives."
"There’s $30 billion in expansion funds that we’ve paid – it’s our money and Nathan Deal wants Washington to keep it."
41,200 veterans in Florida "don’t have health care because Scott didn’t expand Medicaid."
"Estimates for adopting Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion show it will cost Virginia taxpayers $902 million through 2022."
"Last year the (Medicaid Fraud Control Unit) in Virginia alone recovered over $200 million!"
Under his leadership, more people in Wisconsin "have access to health care."
Says Virginia House Republicans are sacrificing $5 million a day in U.S. funds by refusing to expand Medicaid.
Ed Gillespie’s 2006 book "promoted an individual health care mandate, and recommends that it be enforced by the IRS through the income tax code."
Federal money for Medicaid expansion "is guaranteed for a few years and then goes away."
Says the Medicaid fraud rate in Virginia was "fact-checked" and found to be "0.47 percent."
Gov. McAuliffe's budget would "raid school, other $$ 4 Obamacare in VA."
If the legislature refuses to expand Medicaid, "27 states are going to get our money – Virginia taxpayer money – into their states to provide health care for their citizens, paid for by us."
State Medicaid expansion "will save our treasury $1 billion over the next eight years."
Georgia has recovered more than $60 million that was lost to Medicaid fraud
In Virginia’s Medicaid program, "approximately 30 percent, or $2.7 billion a year, is lost to waste, fraud and inefficiencies."
The United States has seen "a net loss of people with health insurance" because of Obamacare.
About half the people who would qualify for Medicaid expansion in Florida "can buy a health care plan for $30 a month" on the federal health care exchange.
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