Why do States try to cut Medicaid benefits instead of expanding them?

In 2012, PBS interviewed Phil Galewitz of Kaiser Health News. At that time, he said Medicaid consumes 10% of the federal budget and about 25% of each State’s budget. In that regard, not much has changed. If a State wants to cut taxes, or expand other programs, the Medicaid program is an easy target for fiscal conservatives.

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