Will Medicaid mandate sink ObamaCare?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 2:56
- Date Jul 3, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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-- say yes to the individual mandate it also said no to the Medicaid mandate leaving it up to the states decide if they -- -- expand the program.
Now 26 states say their against the expansion including Florida governor Rick Scott.
Every federal program all point cuts back and you -- this dependency.
And then they cut back just like what they did with their schools with the stimulus and the cut back so.
Where do the right things for our citizens.
So -- states continue to bail does that mean the Supreme Court burst the obamacare bubble after all joining us now Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson -- thanks Peter.
Let's talk about that a little bit so what does this mean if they don't if they're not requiring it it'd be Supreme Court level for Medicaid expansion.
Each state can decide whether or not they wanna -- They can check down Obama care state by state 26 states who -- part of this lawsuit.
Could say yeah we're not the interest didn't do in this are ready Florida Wisconsin South Carolina Texas.
Ohio Pennsylvania Colorado Kansas Nebraska looking added another sixteen could possibly say listen we're not sitting up.
The health care centers and are safe and we're not gonna expand.
And effectively shut down the forty or 50% of the 31 million.
That obamacare was supposed to provide new coverage to through Medicaid.
What the federal -- -- a -- the president had done that said listen.
What given the option -- opt out of this.
But if you opt out we've got to take away all the Medicaid money you're ready.
Getting the Supreme Court today no -- you can't be doing that two two to them to the country.
And they shut that down so not now lot of states including governor Scott in Florida who is the health care executive says.
No listen we're not gonna do any of this.
And effectively could infect shut down.
-- at the -- -- White House to Medicaid program that we need to point -- -- if I'm not mistaken tell me if I am.
Maybe right Medicaid levels are here individually and a state and what the obamacare -- of the states to do is increase that level so if you fall ball well below that income level.
Their view you get you qualify -- -- -- and Andre is 33 degrees and of the above the poverty level and what the federal government is counting on is even though the states -- -- contribute only 10%.
Of that money.
They say how can they turn away this money in the past the -- is that we're not -- up in the Medicaid and they did anyway so they're counting on political opposition.
To dive but you know a lot of Republican governors in the country who are saying listen we're not gonna it's that the health care exchanges were not -- expand.
Therefore obamacare will not go forward in our states it's it's incredible outcome we haven't focused on that.
But this is the real heart of the Supreme Court decision.
In a lot of ways a lot of states are pushing back because it may only be 10% upfront that number grows and grows billions of dollars a year belida their -- to see if you very well.