Idaho Governor Will Oppose Medicaid Expansion

By: Tuesday January 8, 2013 7:42 am

Idaho will not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act at this time. In his state of the state address Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter said that he will not seek an expansion this year. From Otter’s speech: As you’ll hear in a moment, we have some pretty good ideas about that kind of managed care [...]

Oklahoma Won’t Expand Medicaid Under the ACA

By: Monday November 19, 2012 12:25 pm

Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin (R) declared that her state won’t set up a state based exchange or take part in the Medicaid expansion. From Fallin’s office: “Furthermore, I have also decided that Oklahoma will not be participating in the Obama Administration’s proposed expansion of Medicaid. Such an expansion would be unaffordable, costing the state of [...]

There Are Sound Economic Reasons to Federalize Medicaid

By: Tuesday July 3, 2012 9:02 am

With the Supreme Court ruling that states have the option to opt-out of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion and several Republican governor already saying they will opt-out, now is a good time to push for fully federalizing the program. Obviously, perpetuating the political fight with Red States, when the result could cost millions of [...]

The Policy Implications of the Supreme Court’s Medicaid Decision

By: Thursday June 28, 2012 10:06 am

Besides essentially upholding the entire Affordable Care Act, the most important news coming out of the Supreme Court decision is that it limited how the federal government can implement the Medicaid expansion. The law would provide money for states to expand Medicaid for everyone up to 138 percent of the Federal poverty level (FPL). This [...]