Medicaid is not healthcare. It is government health insurance.
Expansion will not improve access to care, the health of those enrolled, or lower the cost
Medicaid dollars are low-value to enrollees: only 20-40 cents/$ is spent on actual care.
Medicaid traps Virginians in welfare.
The program lacks individual accountability for improved health outcomes, and
incentives to become self-sufficient.
Expanding welfare dependency into the middle-class is wrong for Virginia.
Enrollment has exceeded estimates in every expansion state by an average of 55%.*
Virginia could expect 506,000 able-bodied adults to enroll.
Expansion would harm the most vulnerable, by crowding out resources for truly needy
KEEP EXPANSION OUT OF THE BUDGET!!
Medicaid Expansion is a budget buster.
No state that expanded Medicaid has been able to restrain costs.
Expansion would cost Virginia at least $28.8B over ten years.
Medicaid spending growth impacts Education in Virginia. Cuts to higher education
funding (nearly halved since FY 85) gave rise to tuition hikes, shutting out lower-income
Virginia students from college education and diminishing prospects for good-paying jobs.
REFORM MEDICAID NOW by
◦ Demanding measurable health outcomes
◦ Insisting on zero tolerance of waste and fraud
◦ Imposing work requirements for non-disabled adults
◦ Obtaining program efficiencies.
HOLD THE LINE AGAINST MEDICAID EXPANSION!
* How the ObamaCare dependency crisis could get even worse — and how to stop it “ The FGA.org, Jan. 2018.