A new study has revealed that Republican-controlled states that are rejecting the expansion of Medicaid are facing major financial losses.
Over the next decade, even after the federal reimbursment rate drops from 100% to 90%, not a single state currently governed by Republicans who are against any expansion of Medicaid will save money.
The reason for this is that these same states are financially responsible for covering the very people the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was designed to help: individuals and families with no healthcare coverage. As an added slight, tax-payers in these states will be subsiding the expansion of the ACA through their federal taxes, while seeing none of the benefits from the program.
Very early on, the Republican Party, and in particular its far-right Tea Party faction, demonstrated a deep ideological opposition to the Affordable Care Act, an ideology based on an unfoudned prejudice rather than reality.
Having been defeated at every level in their fight to repeal the ACA, the Republican Party has turned its attention to individual states and is, for want of a better term, spiting the Obama Administration for the sake of their increasingly bizarre claims about the so-called expansion of the federal government.
Now, it has been conclusively proven, that they are consciously letting down their own constituents in the process.