Dirty little secrets of Medicaid Expansion
These people who write in begging and pleading for Medicaid expansion in VA just blow my mind. Hopefully you noticed they are trying to work on your emotional and spiritual side to get you to support it.
Well guess what? There’s some dirty little secrets they don’t want you to know about. Here they are in plain talk:1. The folks begging for the expansion don’t want you to know that the same Federal government they are begging to cover the very expensive expansion almost $18 TRILLION in debt, much of it owed to China. This debt is going to have devastatingly negative consequences on the next generation(s).
2. They also don’t want you to know that the Federal government will ONLY cover (subsidize) the first couple years, then the VA STATE government, aka VA taxpayers, will be on the hook to cover it.
3. There is tremendous fraud, waste, and abuse in VA’s current Medicaid program with very little oversight to do anything about it.
4. We don’t have the resources and/or personnel to handle expanding Medicaid. There is already over a 40,000 claim backlog.
There’s a really smart man named Thomas Jefferson who once said, “It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.” And another very smart man named Alexis de Tocqueville that warned of the following, “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”