In the press conference that just ended, Obama paused to talk about something that he said really frustrates him. And he proceeded to call out the states who have not adopted Medicaid expansion and accused them of not adopting it solely for spite:
How narcissistic our president is to accuse states of not adopting a very expensive Medicaid expansion just out of spite? Does the entire world revolve around him? And not only is it the height of arrogance, but it’s also another lie.
The truth is the Medicaid expansion is based on a matching system that starts out with the feds kicking in most, if not all of the money upfront and then over several years the states pay more and more and more for it out of their own pocket. Smart governors have turned it down because they know the matching program won’t last even several years before the feds run out of money and it’ll be dumped in their laps.
Also, is spite the same thing as racism?