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Stopping Medicaid’s ‘Pac-Man Doomsday’

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UnnamedBy Jesse Hathaway, American Thinker - 

In December 2009, as Congress debated whether to approve President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, U.S. Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) compared the Medicaid entitlement program to “the Pac-Man that gobbled up our state budget dollars,” consuming every other government program. Expanding the taxpayer-funded health care program to include individuals and families earning up to 133 percent of the federal poverty line, Voinovich said, would crowd out allocated resources for other programs, eating up state governments’ budgets as if they were so many white dots. READ MORE

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