Expert Says Medicaid Expansion Too Costly for Louisiana Taxpayers [VIDEO]
Daniel Erspamer, President of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, talks wth 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the expansion of Medicaid in Louisiana, the cost to taxpayers, the added burden to the healthcare system and the seeming lack of effort to limit fraud and abuse of the system.
Erspamer points out that while some leaders trumpet the expansion as a positive for Louisiana, the facts show the opposite, that it continues to cost Louisiana’s hard-working taxpayers jobs and opportunity.
"If any state can serve as the poster child for the problems associated with ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion, it’s Louisiana, which joined the expansion in 2016, after Democrat John Bel Edwards became governor. An audit released last year exposed ineligible Medicaid beneficiaries, including at least 1,672 people who made more than $100,000. But Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion has revealed another waste of taxpayer funds, both in the Pelican State and nationwide: the money spent providing coverage to people who already had health insurance.”
To see the entire Pelican Institute article on the destructiveness of expanded Medicaid, JUST CLICK HERE!