SPRINGFIELD - Complicated topics like Medicaid reimbursement cause eyes to glaze over and thoughtful folks to zone out, especially those not immersed in public policy. So, few paid attention few weeks ago when the Illinois Senate voted to expand the state's Medicaid plan. With SB 26, Medicaid will provide taxpayer-funded health care coverage to even more uninsured adults in Illinois, increasing the burden on an already financially-strapped federal and state funds.
Isn't that the charitable thing to do? Why would taxpayers be concerned? Americans for Prosperity explains in the following video why Illinois' proposed Medicaid expansion will be part of an out of control funding scam.
Medicaid is a complex and burdensome system, covering 55 million low-income individuals nationwide, and costing taxpayers $400 billion per year. Find out how states like Illinois work with providers to fleece federal taxpayers by using "provider taxes" as an excuse to increase funding.