Republican government at work

Via here, here’s an overview of Medicaid in the states:

Across all states implementing the ACA Medicaid expansion in FY 2014 and FY 2015, enrollment growth averaged 12.2 percent and 18.0 percent, respectively, well above national averages.

In FY 2014, across all states not implementing the ACA Medicaid expansion, enrollment growth averaged 2.8 percent. States reported that this relatively low rate of enrollment growth reflected an improving economy as well as processing backlogs due to problems with enrollment systems and account transfers. For FY 2015, enrollment growth is projected to average 5.2 percent across non-expansion states

The growth of state spending was 6.6% in FY 2014 and is expected to be 4.4 in FY 2015 in the states implementing the ACA Medicaid expansion; the growth of state spending was 6.1% in FY 2014 and is expected to be 6.8 in FY 2015 in the states not implementing the ACA Medicaid expansion. As Kevin Drum notes the non-enrollment states will be spending more money to enroll fewer people. That’s how a Republican government works.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Proud To Be Progressive
    Oct 31, 2014 @ 18:29:39

    God Bless capitalism. Very interesting post.

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