He takes too much credit
Under his leadership, more people in Wisconsin "have access to health care."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
More like $601 million
State Medicaid expansion "will save our treasury $1 billion over the next eight years."
— Politifact Virginia on Sunday, March 30th, 2014
Cheap plans are available, but not that many
About half the people who would qualify for Medicaid expansion in Florida "can buy a health care plan for $30 a month" on the federal health care exchange.
— Politifact Florida on Friday, March 7th, 2014
Crist picked the high end from one study
"Six people in Florida die as a result of (not expanding Medicaid) every day."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Figure right; blame misleading
"The state budget has actually grown by $4.6 billion under" Gov. Scott Walker’s actions.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, November 24th, 2013
A bumpy path for some Medicaid enrollees
"500,000 people have signed up for #Obamacare."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Changes since recovery unclear
"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."
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
A lot of dough, but doesn't drive deficit
"Expanding Medicaid would require borrowing more money, drastically expanding our deficit."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, May 16th, 2013
"A study by the University of Virginia pulls back the curtain on Medicaid’s tragically bad outcomes, including ‘increased risk of adjusted mortality.’"
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, April 1st, 2013
Spending in most states not researched
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.
— Politifact Texas on Friday, January 4th, 2013
Even with broad definition of welfare, number is high
"Our welfare system now consumes 42 percent of our budget."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, November 25th, 2012
Rec: Read his book
Rick Perry "has advocated abandoning Social Security, scuttling Medicaid and ending the federal income tax."
— Politifact Texas on Sunday, August 28th, 2011
A case of subtraction by addition
Says critics who say he cut Medicaid are wrong; his budget added $1.2 billion to the program
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, June 24th, 2011