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."
After Massachusetts passed a mandatory health insurance law "their mortality rate went down...it saved lives."
"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!"
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."
In Virginia’s Medicaid program, "approximately 30 percent, or $2.7 billion a year, is lost to waste, fraud and inefficiencies."
In Virginia, "Medicaid has grown by 1,600 percent in the last 30 years."
Terry McAuliffe has "threatened to shut down Virginia’s government if his budget plan isn’t supported."
"Twenty-four percent of doctors in Virginia currently don’t accept new Medicaid patients because the reimbursement rates are so low."
"A study by the University of Virginia pulls back the curtain on Medicaid’s tragically bad outcomes, including ‘increased risk of adjusted mortality.’"
"Collectively states are spending more on Medicaid than they do on K-12 education."
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