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Kasich’s Cave on Medicaid

John_Kasich_OhioAn excellent Wall Street Journal op-ed article this week titled “ObamaCare’s ‘Baby Elephant’”, points out many of the fallacies in Governor John Kasich’s argument for voluntarily expanding Medicaid in our state.

One example is the premise that we can expand Medicaid when the subsidies are high and then “sunset” our participation later when the subsidies may be reduced or disappear.  This argument is folly because Washington evidently has the ability to impose “maintenance of effort” rules that can prohibit states from opting out later. Continue reading