States use Medicaid as credit card without limit


Housing. Utility payments. Meal delivery. Grocery cash.

These are all nice things to have. None of them constitutes health care. Yet they’re currently provided under Medicaid in at least some states.

Medicaid was created in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” to provide health coverage to low-income and disabled Americans. The incremental expansion of the program is bleeding taxpayers and straining its ability to fulfill its historical purpose. Its scope needs to be scaled back.

Read the full article in the Boston Herald

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