Statements about Medicaid
"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."
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."
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