Indiana Republican Governor Mike Pence says his plan to use ObamaCare’s Medicaid dollars to expand his state’s health savings account program won’t create a new open-ended entitlement.
Before considering Pence’s arguments, it’s important to understand how ObamaCare changes Medicaid.
If states expand Medicaid eligibility to people making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty line (FPL), ObamaCare will pay 100 percent of the costs for covering the “new-eligibles.” After three years, the federal government will pay for 90 percent. In light of this, 26…
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—Byron York, The Washington Examiner Chief Political Correspondent
— Byron York, The Washington Examiner Chief Political Correspondent