Statements about Medicaid
"For the first time in eight years, our budget also increases funding for persons with disabilities by $36 million to help more disabled people receive community-based services."
Without a Medicaid expansion, 275,000 more Ohioans could be getting their primary care in emergency rooms, costing "everybody a lot of money."
Federal spending on entitlements "is projected to consume all revenue by 2045."
"Nobody in total is proposing cutting anything. We’re trying to reduce the rate of growth in government."
"Collectively states are spending more on Medicaid than they do on K-12 education."
Says 31 percent of Texas physicians accept all new Medicaid patients, down from 67 percent in 2000.
Says that according to "many reports and even our own data," the state of Texas spent more through Medicaid on orthodontia than all other states combined.
The so-called doc fix in the fiscal cliff deal will cut payments "for treating illnesses disproportionately impacting minorities, including end stage renal disease and diabetes."
"Individuals with mental illnesses die an average of 25 years earlier than those without a mental illness."
Says Walmart employees represent the largest group of Medicaid and food stamp recipients in many states, costing the taxpayer $1,000 per worker.
"Our welfare system now consumes 42 percent of our budget."
"Sixty percent of New Jersey doctors do not accept Medicaid patients."
Rhode Island has taken its federal Medicaid funding and shown it can run the program more cost-effectively than the federal government.
As governor, "Mitt Romney raised nursing home fees eight times."
The "Health Care Compact bill would end Medicare's guaranteed benefit for Tennessee's Medicare recipients and shift management of the federal health care plan to the state's TennCare program."
When Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid were created, "Republicans stood on the sidelines"
A study showed that President Barack Obama’s health-care reforms will "devastate Wisconsin" by pushing people off employer-sponsored insurance, driving up premiums, increasing dependency and making 122,000 people ineligible for Medicaid.
Funding the federal health care law without a tax hike will "require the state to cut nearly a quarter of its annual budget."
The Medicaid expansion is "going to cost Florida $1.9 billion a year."
"Massachusetts is reporting a trend far below the national trend in the escalation of health-care costs in this year."
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