“ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion created a new Medicaid eligibility group – able-bodied adults ages 19-64 years old, with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level. As long as applicants meet these qualifications, they can enroll in the program, where they face no work requirements or time limits.”
“ObamaCare’s perverse funding formula gives state policymakers an incentive to cut from the vulnerable first. For example, if the state cuts $1 in total expansion spending in 2017, they would free up just 5 cents in the state budget. On the other hand, if the state cuts $1 in spending from the traditional Medicaid program, which serves the truly needy [elderly individuals, people with disabilities, children, and pregnant women], they would save roughly 50 cents in state spending.”
Illinois’ Medicaid expansion enrollment continues to climb, putting vulnerable at risk
The surging numbers of able-bodied adults in ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion threatens funding for Illinois’ neediest residents and discourages work among those enrolled.