Your Opinion: Reject irresponsible Medicaid expansion

Dear Editor:

Monday’s front page “Analysis of the governor’s support of the federal increase to the Medicaid plan” hit the nail on the head.

It presented the bureaucratic takers point-of-view by Linda Luebbering, “It’s a lovely time to experiment. That’s because the federal government at least initially would be footing the full bill for the higher reimbursement rates.” Who do you think funds the federal government? Experiment with your personal dollars.

On the other hand, Sen./doctor Rob Schaaf stated the obvious. “While that’s (the proposed Medicaid increase) a good thing from the point of view of the providers, it may not be good for the taxpayers who are to suddenly increase a welfare program.”

Good for you and hopefully the rest of the conservative state legislature. Reps. Bernskoetter, Barnes and Sen. Kehoe, I hope your opinions are similar and not allow Medicaid increases advance to law.

I am tired of the continued incremental over step of all government levels towards social equity at the expense to the responsible, freedom-loving citizens.

Others have stated my concerns more elaborately but it is far past time for taxpayers to stand up to the irresponsible expansion of government.


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