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Just another GOP Governor talking point: “Medicaid is broken”

Posted By Adam Searing On June 7, 2013 @ 4:03 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Looks like a memo came down to GOP Governors (including NC Governor Pat McCrory) who don’t want to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act:  Just say “Medicaid is broken” again and again and again.  In NC, Medicaid has the lowest growth rate in the US [1] and has helped do things like make NC’s infant mortality rate drop [2] at one of the biggest rates in the nation.  But don’t let those pesky facts get in the way of a good talking point!

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[1] lowest growth rate in the US: http://kff.org/medicaid/state-indicator/growth-in-medicaid-spending-fy90-fy10/

[2] make NC’s infant mortality rate drop: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/02/1612690/fewer-nc-infants-died-in-10.html

[3] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLIMJxCl4Qo

[4] New report: Medicaid expansion would save lives of children: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/22/new-report-medicaid-expansion-would-save-lives-of-children/

[5] NC Medicaid “broken”? Not really – new evidence contradicts state auditor, Governor McCrory: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/24/nc-medicaid-broken-not-really-new-evidence-contradicts-state-auditor-governor-mccrory/

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