Last week, the Denver Post reported:
The Obama administration in effect told states such as Colorado on Monday they must “go big or go home” on the controversialexpansion if they want full federal funding.
At Forbes, Merrill Matthews provides seven reasons that Colorado should not expand Medicaid:
- Medicaid Is Bad Coverage
- The Exploding Medicaid Population
- The Woodwork and Crowd-Out Effects — Those Medicaid growth projections are likely low, as eligible people “come out of the woodwork” to join the program.
- The Cost to State Budgets
- Federal Controls
- Rampant Fraud
- Loss of State Sovereignty
Read the whole article for explanations of each: Seven Reasons States Should Just Say No To Medicaid Expansion – Forbes.
- Why Colorado has a Huge Fiscal Incentive to Opt Out of Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion – Forbes
- Twelve Reasons Colorado should say no to Medicaid expansion
- The Medicaid Wrecking Ball: it busts state budgets
- Colorado Medicaid: replace matching funds with block grants