Statements about Medicaid
Says under the Affordable Care Act, New Jersey’s "new (Medicaid) enrollees won’t qualify for the matching federal funds simply because we added them onto the rolls before 2014."
"More than half of the births in Texas are paid for by Medicaid."
After President Barack Obama’s health care law takes full effect, "100 percent" of Americans will "depend on some form of federal payment, some form of government benefit to help provide for them."
"A little less than 50 percent of the people in this country depend on some form of federal payment, some form of government benefit to help provide for them."
In just a few decades, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, other mandatory spending programs, and paying interest due on the debt will eclipse our entire budget.
"Gov. Romney cut off kosher meals for Jewish senior citizens who were on Medicaid to save $5 a day."
President Obama plans to "impose a tax of at least 23 percent on the Medicare prescription drug benefit for low-income beneficiaries."
"Health care is the greatest contribution to spending increases in the state budget."
Rick Perry "has advocated abandoning Social Security, scuttling Medicaid and ending the federal income tax."
Rhode Island spends "52 percent more per capita on human service programs than the national average."
"Rep. Jim Renacci’s plan to end Medicare also puts nursing home care for 3,000 seniors in the district in immediate jeopardy."
Says critics who say he cut Medicaid are wrong; his budget added $1.2 billion to the program
"Taxpayers pay for roughly 45 percent of all births in Wisconsin! And 60 percent of the births in Milwaukee!!!"
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