Take a look at this New York Post editorial on Medicaid and consider:
- Obama promised all those with individual health plans that if they liked their insurance and they liked their doctors they could keep them. “Period.” And besides, families on average would save $2500 per year.
- Obama promised the states that he — oops, I mean the federal government — would pay 100% of the states’ Medicaid costs, which will be increased dramatically as a result of Obamacare, for three years and 90% after three years. Period (presumably).
Given the large and growing number of parts of Obamacare that Obama has waived, refused to enforce, or ignored, if you were a state would you believe him? But forget Obama (you wish!). Now that he has shown presidents disregard promises and even laws with impunity, why would a rational state believe any future president or Congress would honor that “promise”?
Oh, well, Maybe Obama can draw a red line in the sand to guard against the states’ being swamped with increased Medicaid expenses.