Townhall: Kansas’ March Towards ‘Medicaid for All’

ksleg_at_sunsetThis week, liberal Gov. Laura Kelly of Kansas announced her plan to bring ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion to the state, opening up the program to an unlimited number of able-bodied, working-age adults. But state lawmakers should be very skeptical of the alleged benefits of this “Medicaid For All” plan. Specifically, there are five major myths about the proposal that should be rejected, full stop.

Myth #1: Gov. Kelly’s plan is not ObamaCare but rather a “conservative” approach.

In reality, this plan is nothing short of a full ObamaCare expansion plan. If adopted, it would provide full ObamaCare benefits to ObamaCare-eligible able-bodied adults, using ObamaCare dollars, funding with new national debt. Plain and simple, this is a proposal to bring ObamaCare’s reckless expansion to Kansas. Continue reading

Forbes: Arkansas Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion — Now What?

By Nic Horton, Jonathan Ingram and Josh Archambault — Mr. Horton is Policy Impact Specialist, Mr. Ingram is Research Director, and Mr. Archambault is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability.

 

Arkansas has received its share of national attention the past few months, culminating in the spectacular defeat of incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Pryor by GOP Congressman Tom Cotton. In an electoral thumping powered by opposition to Obamacare, last night also saw the defeat of every Democratic candidate for Congress and all statewide offices.

But there’s one more Obamacare loss likely on the horizon in the Natural State: Arkansas’s disastrous “Private Option” Obamacare expansion. In fact, news is so bad that incoming state Senate President and Private Option cheerleader Jonathan Dismang may have to curtail his time campaigning for Obamacare expansion in other states.

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Governor-elect Asa Hutchinson has expressed concerns about the cost of Arkansas’ ObamaCare expansion, and he’ll be working with a legislature that’s looking for a way out of the program. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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