Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Private Option/ Arkansas Works = TAX INCREASE!

by Conduit for Action: If you are unfamiliar with the terms “Medicaid Expansion”, “Private Option” or “Arkansas Works” or who is covered, there is an explanation at the bottom of this article. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * If Arkansas continues Medicaid Expansion, ARKANSAS TAXES WILL INCREASE. Arkansas’ share of the costs is estimated to be $656 million for 2017-2021.[i] That is an average of $131 million per year and is a very low estimate because the period only includes one year during which Arkansas’ share of the cost is at a 10% match. Even at $131 million a year that is a lot of Arkansas taxpayer money. For comparison it is twice the annual appropriation to the Arkansas State Police. Supporters of Medicaid Expansion will try to convince you that it is all “free” money. They make the following conflicting claims: Medicaid Expansion pays for itself and even makes money for the state. (The claim doesn’t add up! It is primarily based on the liberal idea that the more taxpayer money you spend the more you stimulate the economy and bring in more taxpayer money to spend.) Savings ... Read More

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