Don’t Buy the Hype: Medicaid Expansion Would be a Disaster for Idaho


By Charles Katebi
The Heartland Institute, Sept. 19, 2018

If voters approve the ballot initiative to expand Medicaid in Idaho, the state will expand the program to able-bodied adults that earn up to 138% of the federal poverty line. Supporters of Medicaid expansion claim the program will generate millions of dollars in new revenue and save money. But the best-available evidence shows Medicaid expansion has cost taxpayers far more than the predictions made by numerous analysts. In response to these increasing costs for their new expanded entitlement, states have been forced to divert funding away from essential public services, including schools, law enforcement, and transportation. Read More…