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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 203 -- Medicaid.

Medicaid Reform-

Republican U.S. Representative Joe Barton of Texas has an important op-ed in the Washington Times:

Here are the basics: Medicaid is a unique federal-state partnership designed to provide health care for poor people. It is welfare, not an earned benefit like Medicare or Social Security. Nobody ever paid a tax into a Medicaid trust fund and then was repaid with a benefit. The federal taxpayer pays about 57 percent of the tab, and states pay the rest. Medicaid currently covers 50 million people and costs $300 billion. It is already the biggest item in many state budgets, exceeding even K-12 education.

Between 2000 and 2005, the national Medicaid caseload increased by 40 percent. Federal and state costs have risen 56 percent over the past six years.

Read the entire thing. He's got solutions, as well. Solutions are awesome!


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