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Information Missing from Studies on the “Benefits” of State Medicaid Expansion
Posted By Drew Gonshorowski On May 20, 2013 @ 4:30 pm In Featured,Obamacare | Comments Disabled
Advocates of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion have produced a number of studies in various states that project significant economic benefits if states adopt the expansion. However, most of those studies omit one or more key factors that, when included, make expansion scenarios look considerably less rosy.
Advocates of the Medicaid expansion like to claim that states would be turning down “free money” if they don’t agree to expand their program. However, there is no such thing as “free money.” Rather, it really is “hidden cost” money. It is only by not looking at all the costs that the illusion is created that the money is “free.”
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 countervailing economic drag: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323982704578453250970028838.html?mod=opinion_newsreel
 unfavorable: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/03/05/obamacare-medicaid-expansion-state-by-state-charts/#idc-cover
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