Medicaid Expansion Costs Michigan Taxpayers

Heritage reports $1.3 billion.

Last week, the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation released a report on the cost to each state of expanding Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The study begins by stating:

The Medicaid expansion is touted by proponents of Obamacare as a “no-brainer.” While it is true that some states may see projected savings, it is erroneous to claim that this experience applies to every state.

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In particular, Heritage found that the Medicaid expansion “would cost Michigan taxpayers $1.3 billion through 2022.” The following chart shows the annual costs.

SOURCE: Heritage, "Medicaid Expansion in Michigan: Impact and Cost to Taxpayers."

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