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Politifact Virginia: Medicaid expansion in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

This week's Politifact Virginia report centers on the on-going debate over expanding Medicaid in Virginia.

Specifically this statement from the Campaign for Liberty, a group founded by former Congressman Ron Paul. Quote: "Estimates for adopting Obamacare's Medicaid expansion show -- it will cost Virginia taxpayers, $902-million through 2022."

Is Medicaid expansion, really going to be that costly? The reporters at Politifact say that's mostly false.
     
Sean Gorman says the group ignored a newer report that finds cost-savings.

"The campaign's statement didn't take into account a more recent estimate by the state's Medicaid agency that if the state expands its Medicaid rolls, the state would save $600 million dollars over the course of the next decade or so," Gorman said.

You can read more on politifactvirginia.com.

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