Letter from Sen. Vinehout: Medicaid Plan: Do Lawmakers really know all the details? | Pierce County Herald
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Letter from Sen. Vinehout: Medicaid Plan: Do Lawmakers really know all the details?

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"We want to make things better," one of the Finance Committee members recently told his colleagues. This Medicaid plan, he said, "Protects taxpayers, strengthens the safety net and lowers total cost to taxpayers."

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What actually happened would cost the state a hundred million more dollars than full Medicaid expansion, drop coverage for 84,000 people and leave almost half a billion of federal dollars on the table in this coming budget.

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