In my personal opinion, all states in debt need to follow suit. Medicaid was begun as a stop gap, not a way of life, which is what it has become. The feds started buying votes by mandating Medicaid benefits, and the state politicians started buying votes by adding to them.
More states need to cut Medicaid
When the U.S. was robust, we could afford it. We can no longer afford it. The U.S. workforce is tapped out and has no more, many times, than those on Medicaid. The wealth gap has spread, and we are losing the middle class. I would like to see my state take a one-year moratorium on Medicaid—or as long as it takes to get this state out of debt and have politicians stop buying votes and start earning them.
Carol SteverPeoria, Ill.
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