Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Show-Me EPIC Healthcare Price Tag: Big Bucks For More Missouri Medicaid

Rough estimate of a voter mandate and the cost of helping granny have just a bit more dignity in the hospital.

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Missouri Medicaid expansion could cost taxpayers $200 million

KANSAS CITY, Mo - Expanding Medicaid, which Missouri residents voted in favor of in Tuesday's primary election, could cost the state $200 million. The expansion is estimated to add 250,000 people to the insurance program in Missouri. Proponents of the expansion suggest it will save the state money by increasing the reimbursement amount the state receives from the federal government.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

200 million or do you mean 2 Billion ?

Harold Eugene Johnson said...

I voted NO.

Anonymous said...

$200 million in local responsibility, with $2B provided by the feds (which is, in essence, local money too). So...Enjoy that, Missourians. The people in poverty were already getting health care, but now you added even more grift to the pot. Nice job, low-information voters. And, icing on the cake - it's an amendment. Very hard to reverse this grift.

Bandit said...

As with any entitlement, the price tag is severely underestimated to get it in place. It will fail, they will whine for more money and it will continue to fail because not enough was thrown at it. Heard it all before.

Anonymous said...

250,000 Mo residents will now get healthcare that is 90% subsidized by Federal dollars. That is a good deal. The 200 million dollar state cost comes to $800 per person. Add the 90% Federal contribution and the total is $8800. That covers about one year's healthcare premium. Healthcare is a right in every Western economy but ours. That is why we pay outrageous drug prices and insurance premiums and they don't. When the Federal subsidy runs out ... well that is another issue.

Bandit said...

PFFTTT!!! We'll never run out of federal dollar! We can always print more. What's the worst that could happen?

Anonymous said...

Uh, it's fucking called democracy jerkoffs. if you voted No, you fucking lost. deal with it fuckface. or I don't know, take a dipshit stance and just refuse to participate out of spite.

And fuck you Bandit. This country has absolutely no fucking problem printing money so corporations and uber rich can take a tax cut. fucking numbskull.

Bandit said...

Absolutely astounding grasp of economics.

Anonymous said...

8:41, do you kiss your mother with that potty mouth?

Anonymous said...

Gee whiz, Bandit, fill us in on economics. I'm sure you're an expert. Show me where trickle down economics has really come to fruition (hint: it hasn't, but you keep on believing that it will sucker)

Bandit said...

You've had your two chances today to say anything relevant and coherent. Putting you back on iggy again. Feel free to resume insult mode and make a fool of yourself Grindr monkey.

Anonymous said...

^^Let us know when you say anything relevant or coherent. haven't seen it yet.

Anonymous said...

They're just expressing the gratitude for not having been aborted.

Anonymous said...

What, like what FDR invented by stealing all the poor and middle class' gold and selling it at a much higher price?