Now, Vincent Sheheen wants to use Obamacare for a $2 billion expansion of Medicaid in South Carolina.
Other states have frozen already-low Medicaid provider payments or have taken other steps that limit access to services.
The real money is in making Medicare and Medicaid and education cheaper and more effective.
A state representative in Florida asked, “What can local officials do in states that have not expanded Medicaid?”
Do not be drawn into a prolonged discussion of Medicare and Medicaid.
Followed by painful cuts in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
On Meet the Press, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said the president needs to involve Medicare and Medicaid in the discussion.
This plan will balance the budget and invest in our people while protecting Medicare, Medicaid, education and the environment.
Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid are commitments of conscience, and so it is our duty to keep them permanently sound.
But we must not abandon our fundamental obligations to the people who need Medicare and Medicaid.
Medicaid Med·i·caid or med·i·caid (měd'ĭ-kād')
A program in the United States, jointly funded by the states and the federal government, that reimburses hospitals and physicians for providing care to qualifying people who cannot finance their own medical expenses.
A state and federally funded program that reimburses healthcare providers for care given to qualifying people who cannot pay for their medical expenses.