Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stupid Governor Tricks

One of the problems with the ObamaTax (and they are legion) is that so many states have opted in to the Medicaid expansion scam scheme. Among those, to my regret, is my own home state:

"Enrollment in Medicaid under Ohio Governor John Kasich’s Obamacare expansion has rocketed to 285,553 in just six months"

But that's just the tip of the iceberg:

"Gov. Kasich, a Republican, projected that 366,000 Ohioans would enroll in Medicaid under Obamacare by July 2015."

Why is this such a problem?


"Nearly all of those covered by Kasich’s Obamacare expansion are able-bodied childless adults."

It's bad enough that so many folks qualify for subsidies (a euphemism for income redistribution); at least some of those folks are paying something in the form of premiums. But Medicaid is essentially a free ride, and the fact that so many folks are opting in means gargantuan tax increases on the rest of us once Uncle Sugar pulls the plug in a few short years.

Now, another way to look at this - and this isn't exactly great news, either - is that it means that a lot of Buckeyes who could work just aren't able to make ends meet because they can't find jobs in this listless economy. Of course, these are not mutually exclusive phenomena.

Regardless, this expansion is not sustainable in the long run, and one wonders what will happen when the Federal funds run out, and taxpayers can't handle the burden.
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