A Better Solution for People in the “Gap” Who Need Health Insurance


By Rick Santorum
Idaho Freedom Foundation, Oct. 2, 2018

Idaho’s ballot initiative to expand Medicaid is misguided, writes former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA). The state would be wise to look at the experience of other states first. The Foundation for Government Accountability reviewed the experiences of 17 states that expanded and found that the federal money doesn’t come cheap. Every state far surpassed projected enrollment in the first year of expansion. In fact, they surpassed projections by an average of 91%. Separately, The Goldwater Institute found that “Arizona’s expansion not only failed to deliver on its promise to alleviate supposed cost burdens on private payers, it exacerbated them.” Read More…