Karma Report: MediFail Edition

Not sure this qualifies as “cosmic irony” so much as chickens coming home to roost:

A new Kaiser Family Foundation report released last week suggests that the Republican-controlled non-expansion states are seeing their share of Medicaid costs rise more sharply than expansion states.

The trend undercuts a popular argument against the Medicaid expansion in states where Republican leaders continue to resist opting into the program, under which the federal government pays 100 percent of costs through 2016 and at least 90 percent share after.

Looking over the Kaiser report, it looks like a big part of this is the fact that expansion states are getting an increase in enrollees (even without relaxing eligibility standards), and these new costs are only being matched at something like 58 percent.

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