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Economic Shutdown Fallout: Could Government be Taking Over Health Care Through Medicaid? (Guest: Victoria Eardley)

June 19, 2020

Many Americas are opposed to a government takeover of health care, but the country could be headed in that direction with expanded Medicaid.

Victoria  Eardley talks about The Foundation for Government Accountability's new report, “Medicaid Tidal Wave,” which provides projections on how much individual states can expect to pay for this new Medicaid enrollment. 
The program also discusses the traditional role of Medicaid, how expansion jeopardizes care to the disabled and needy, how Medicaid provides a perverse incentive for states to spend loosely, how the Trump Administration has tried to rein in some of the abuses and what Oklahomans should be considering when they vote on a proposal in June to expand Medicaid. 
OK was on tap to be one of the first states to fund Medicaid using a block grant but plans have been put on hold following the economic downturn.
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AnneMarie Schieber is a research fellow at The Heartland Institute and managing editor of Health Care News, Heartland's monthly newspaper for health care reform. @HCPolicy