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New research: More than half of Medicaid expansion enrollees donít work
Idaho Freedom Foundation ^ | August 3, 2018 | Wayne Hoffman

Posted on 08/04/2018 5:51:33 AM PDT by Twotone

Data from numerous ObamaCare expansion states reveal that, if new enrollees are not required to work, they will not work—at all. Based on recent research, this conclusion bodes ill for Idaho should Medicaid expansion pass in November.

A new report authored by the nonpartisan Foundation for Government Accountability asserts that more than half of Medicaid expansion enrollees across the country don’t have jobs. FGA said of the 12.4 million Medicaid expansion enrollees nationwide, 6.8 million are not working.

FGA says 70 percent of the Medicaid-expansion enrollees in Illinois aren’t working, the highest percentage of the dozen states surveyed. Of Idaho’s neighbors, Montana and Nevada have high percentages of Medicaid enrollees not having a job, near 60 percent each.

Released last month, The FGA report, ObamaCare Isn’t Working, concludes, “With no work requirement or time limit, ObamaCare effectively transformed Medicaid—a program originally intended to serve the elderly and disabled—into a new welfare trap for able-bodied adults. New data from more than a dozen ObamaCare expansion states reveal that, if expansion enrollees are not required to work, they will not—at all.”

Medicaid expansion proponents were quick to highlight what they consider flaws in the FGA’s methodology. A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation researcher contends FGA’s research doesn’t consider individuals who might be exempt from work requirements. Said individuals might not be working because they’re involved in “qualifying activities,” such as job searches, training, and volunteer activities, say the researcher and other FGA detractors.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: medicaid; obmacare
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1 posted on 08/04/2018 5:51:34 AM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone

They’re living to the terms of the program, which is insidiously crafted to sap courage.


2 posted on 08/04/2018 5:53:48 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No doubt. Why our elected officials, facing huge liabilities at both the state & federal level, will continue with these insane policies is beyond me. Either they have no common sense or they’re deliberately trying to destroy the country.


3 posted on 08/04/2018 5:59:03 AM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone
Either they have no common sense or they’re deliberately trying to destroy the country

They're using false premises to try to prevent a race war, and, as with all false premises, they have to keep escalating until the whole project collapses.

4 posted on 08/04/2018 6:01:29 AM PDT by Jim Noble (p)
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To: Twotone

Meanwhile those of us paying extremely high Obamacare tax premiums are struggling to make ends meet.


5 posted on 08/04/2018 6:02:09 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Twotone

Some kind of meaningful occupational coaching should be needed unless dealing with drastic disability. I’m not so hard nosed as to say throw everybody unbuffered upon the fickle business world (which itself suffers government imposed dislocations due to things like farm support and H1B techies) but there surely is a middle ground. The FDR era frankly created makework, which was at least a place holder for morale.


6 posted on 08/04/2018 6:03:32 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: Twotone

You mean that if you give people food, a home, and medical care, they won’t work too - at least not on the books? I’m shocked!


7 posted on 08/04/2018 6:04:21 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Twotone

Seems like when you walk in the door to apply for the Medicare deal....there’s a side-door into the unemployment office and you are given a data sheet to fill out and show you applied to a minimum of four jobs every month (even part-time). To make it interesting....you’d go and require the guy to either work, or to be in some county/district office area for 8 hours each day, and occupying their space unless you have a health condition.


8 posted on 08/04/2018 6:05:09 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Twotone

Are they sure on this? My guess is that a lot of the medicaid recipients are working, mostly under the table, and just aren’t informing the medicaid administrators.


9 posted on 08/04/2018 6:05:50 AM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: Twotone

Its simple they want the votes of these people!


10 posted on 08/04/2018 6:06:22 AM PDT by Reily
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To: Twotone
If man is truly homo economicus, why would he work if his basic needs can be satisfied by not working?
11 posted on 08/04/2018 6:06:22 AM PDT by buckalfa (I was so much older then, but I'sm younger than that now.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Make work maybe but at least something was produced.

Probably would not merit anything these days.


12 posted on 08/04/2018 6:09:43 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just have a few days that don't suck.)
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To: Sequoyah101

Huh? Vague comment.


13 posted on 08/04/2018 6:12:00 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: buckalfa

The picture is further clouded by the fact that some of these people DID work and may be wondering why they can’t be retired now.


14 posted on 08/04/2018 6:13:41 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: Twotone

What percentages of the enrollees are dual eligible geezers? We can’t expect those folks to go back to work. And in my Upstate NYS neck of the woods, a large percentage of our Medicaid caseload is dual eligible seniors.


15 posted on 08/04/2018 6:13:51 AM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: mewzilla

And having it be a political question throws another helping of dirt into the mix.


16 posted on 08/04/2018 6:15:04 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It won’t for long. This level of spending is unsustainable.


17 posted on 08/04/2018 6:17:01 AM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Though seniors hiding assets is still an issue, too. And one that WILL have to be addressed.


18 posted on 08/04/2018 6:18:42 AM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: mewzilla

I’m not sure why rich seniors would settle for mere Medicaid rather than a pricier concierge service, though.


19 posted on 08/04/2018 6:21:54 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: mewzilla

I’m not following that. Is Medicaid less expensive for the recipient than Medicare?


20 posted on 08/04/2018 6:26:20 AM PDT by gogeo (No justice, no peace.)
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