| February 4, 2013

Gov. Fallin was right to reject Obamacare Medicaid expansion

Gov. Mary Fallin said last week that “she has no plans to revisit her decision to reject an expansion of Medicaid in Oklahoma,” according to the Associated Press.

Good for her. As I point out in the current issue of the Oklahoma Gazette, “Gov. Fallin should be applauded for saying, ‘No thanks,’ to the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. It took some political courage — many of the crony capitalists who supported Obamacare and its Medicaid expansion are significant GOP players — but it was the right decision. Quite simply, it’s a bad idea to borrow money from China in order to expand a dysfunctional, fraud-ridden welfare program that is almost certainly the worst health plan in America.”

The liberal welfare state is on a collision course with the iron laws of mathematics, and more than one analyst believes that “Obamacare may crash and burn before the end of Mr. Obama’s second term.” Gov. Fallin made the right call.

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