Medicaid is dominating state budget battles this year, so Americans for Prosperity released a new in-depth look at a highly technical provision known as “provider taxes” – a means to game the system in order for states to fund Medicaid expansions. 49 states and D.C. (Alaska is the only exception) use these provider taxes to milk federal taxpayers out of billions of dollars every year. The scenario works like this:
While Members of Congress are arguing about defunding parts of Obamacare, the rubber is meeting the road in the states. Governors and state legislatures are sweating decisions about setting up government health care exchanges and expanding the Medicaid program.