You can’t make this stuff up. When House leadership pitched the expanded Medicaid program to us, the justification was twofold. If we didn’t pass it, we were giving up a half million dollars per day in federal funding and putting our budget at risk, and also we would deny 35,000-50,000 people coverage. It looks like state agencies didn’t get the same talking points. They are shocked that 11,000 people have signed up, and now there is a budget crunch. Are you kidding me? That isn’t even one third of a conservative projection. Maybe they could have coordinated a little better. Maybe they could have done some due diligence before passing the budget. Maybe they could have vetted their numbers before passing expanded Medicaid. To say that these signups are “unexpected” is beyond disingenuous. http://nhpr.org/post/medicaid-enrollment-jumps-11000-stretching-state-budget
Representing Sullivan County District 3
Charlestown, Newport, Unity.