Statements about Medicaid

"Given how expansive our program already was," expanding Medicaid in New Jersey due to Obamacare "was a relatively small expansion."

"Georgia has lost 14 percent of its jobs paying more than $50,000 a year and added 15 percent to its Medicaid rolls during the recovery."

"A million people … could get health insurance right away" if Texas expanded Medicaid under Obamacare.

Terry McAuliffe has "threatened to shut down Virginia’s government if his budget plan isn’t supported."

Medicaid spending declined by 1.9 percent in 2012, the second such decline in 47 years.

"Twenty-four percent of doctors in Virginia currently don’t accept new Medicaid patients because the reimbursement rates are so low."

"Nearly 70 percent of all federal spending will go towards Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid" in fiscal year 2014.

Wisconsin is "not walking away from a dime" in federal funds by rejecting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion.

"Expanding Medicaid would require borrowing more money, drastically expanding our deficit."

Says new Medicare billing guidelines "have nine codes for (injuries by) turkeys."

Says rejecting federal aid to expand Medicaid in Texas will "send $9 billion in federal taxes paid by Texans to other states to insure their working poor."

Says Obama called Medicaid "broken" four years ago.

"Expanding Medicaid will worsen health care options for the most vulnerable among us in Texas."

"Only three in 10 Texas doctors are currently accepting new Medicaid patients."

"A study by the University of Virginia pulls back the curtain on Medicaid’s tragically bad outcomes, including ‘increased risk of adjusted mortality.’"

Says Houston is "home to more doctors, more nurses, more researchers than any other place in the world."

Eighty-five percent of Floridians who will benefit from expanding Medicaid are "single, childless adults."  

Florida is "second in the nation in the uninsured."

"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."

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