According to a new study by the KaiserFoundation and the Urban Institute, states fully implementing Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion would result in an additional 21.3 million Americans on insurance rolls while raising states’ Medicaid spending by less than 3%.
Since the federal government will pick up most of the tab for the Medicaid expansion, the states that choose to participate will be able to extend insurance to millions of poor and vulnerable Americans without using much of their own funds. In fact, the study finds that states will receive more than $9 from the federal government for every $1 they invest in their Medicaid programs. Even the GOP governors against reform would see a net budgetary gain from the expansion through lower uncompensated care costs and a healthier population.
THE NUMBERS ARE OUT- the Between 4/11 and 11/12 the largest grassroots was built in in history:
813 field offices
10,000 neighborhood teams
2.2 million volunteers
1,793,881 voters registered
150 million calls made and doors knocked on
25 million calls made and door knocked on during the last four days alone
The President’s victory on November 6th was thanks these unselfish people.
If all the spending cuts and tax increases are avoided, CBO forecast the U.S. economy would grow by about 1.7% next year. Here’s a look at the CBO forecast for GDP and employment in fourth quarter 2013 if the fiscal cliff is avoided:
Nano-nap: 10 to 20 seconds
Micro-nap: 2 to 5 minutes
Mini-nap: 5 to 20 minutes
Power nap: 20 minutes
Lazy Man’s Nap: 50 to 90 minutes