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Cagle Post: The Medicaid Meltdown

While everyone is talking about the disastrous rollout of the website, they are largely ignoring a much more substantial problem with Obamacare: the crushing burden it will place on doctors and cash-strapped states by enrolling millions more American’s in Medicaid.

Obamacare initially required all states to expand Medicaid to cover everyone earning less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level, which is $32,500 for a family of four. However, the Supreme Court found President Obama’s forced Medicaid expansion unconstitutional, leaving it up to the states to expand Medicaid or not. So far, 22 states with Democrat governors and four states with Republican governors have accepted the expansion — thanks to promises of one-time federal grants and the extraordinary influence of the same health industry lobbyists who wrote the Obamacare law.

Read more at Cagle Post here.

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