California Is Sucking American Taxpayers Dry Through Obamacare

As Medicaid expansion costs from Obamacare starts weighing down state budgets, California is identified as the biggest offender.What’s even worse, through their progressive political ideology, they have no intentions of stopping. But at least it has grabbed the attention of some in the federal government.

Here’s more from Forbes.com:

Over the past ten years, Medicaid spending in California has almost tripled, growing from $37 billion per year to a whopping $103 billion per year—including both state and federal funding.

When California first expanded ObamaCare, the state predicted enrollment would max out at 910,000 able-bodied adults. As of July 2017, expansion enrollment sat at 3.8 million. That means nearly 4 million able-bodied adults are now collecting Medicaid, which was once considered a last-resort safety net for poor children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.

The spending in California has gotten so out of control that in September, Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, chairman of the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, sent a letter to California Gov. Jerry Brown requesting information and expressing concern about the rapid spending surge the state is experiencing

While California isn’t alone in over enrollment, the financial outlook is grim. Though California represents only 12 percent of the total U.S. population, it receives more than 30 percent of all Medicaid expansion spending.

 

 

 

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