80% Using Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion Are Ineligible, Louisiana Report Finds


By James Varney
The Washington Times, Dec. 4, 2018

Louisiana’s legislative auditor wanted to know how the state’s expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare was doing, so he picked 100 people who were deemed eligible under the rules. He found that 82 of them made so much money that they shouldn’t have qualified for the benefits they received. [But, hey, with the federal government initially footing 100% of the costs, who cares?] Auditor Daryl G. Purpera, who issued his findings last month to little fanfare outside of Louisiana, figured if those statistics hold true for the rest of the expanded Medicaid population in his state alone, then the losses to ineligible beneficiaries could be as high as $85 million. Read More…