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Think Again: The Arkansas Plan for Medicaid Is Still a Bad Idea
Posted By Nina Owcharenko On May 16, 2013 @ 2:03 pm In Obamacare | Comments Disabled
In a desperate attempt to keep the Obamacare Medicaid expansion alive, supporters are trying to break the logjam by suggesting states pursue an “Arkansas model.” However, there are several reasons why it is still a bad idea:
None of this, of course, resolves the obvious issues that states would be taking on more responsibility, more obligations, and more spending than they otherwise would have. The Arkansas plan is a distraction from the real problems facing Medicaid. Rather than adopting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, states should instead focus on addressing the deficiencies and challenges of those people currently served by Medicaid.
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 fuel the country’s entitlement crisis: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/03/why-the-obamacare-medicaid-expansion-is-bad-for-taxpayers-and-patients
 memo: http://medicaid.gov/State-Resource-Center/FAQ-Medicaid-and-CHIP-Affordable-Care-Act-ACA-Implementation/Downloads/FAQ-03-29-13-Premium-Assistance.pdf
 deals for the states: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/04/03/administration-rules-out-deals-on-medicaid-expansion/
 may be mandatory: http://www.advancearkansas.org/storage/hotelcalifornia.print.pdf
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