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Roger Stark, MD, FACS & WPC Health Policy Analyst, September, 2014
Roger Stark MD, FACS & WPC Health Care Policy Analyst, September, 2014
- The Medicaid expansion in Washington state was done with a one-line budget gimmick. The 2015 legislature must again face the long-term impact of what the Medicaid expansion means for the people of our state. Elected officials in Washington owe state taxpayers a formal, specific debate and a clear floor vote on whether to continue the expansion.
- Washington state taxpayers will see an added cost of an additional $533 million ($383 million plus $150 million) per year because of the Medicaid expansion.