Resolutions 2015

RESOLUTION OPPOSING MEDICAID EXPANSION

IN THE

STATE OF ALASKA

 

Whereas, Historically, Medicaid has covered aged, blind, or disabled persons and low-income single-parent families, the Affordable Care Act expanded eligibility to include healthy, working age, childless adults; and

Whereas, This Alaska Expansion of Medicaid would add thousands of new Medicaid patients to the AK Medicaid role; and

Whereas, The usual cost sharing of Medicaid is close to a 50/50 split; and

Whereas, The number of providers willing to accept Medicaid patients is not increasing, but declining; and

Whereas, Medicaid reimbursement rates in Alaska are far greater than reimbursement rates for Medicare; and

Whereas, Congress may not continue the higher Federal share of the expansion, given the 18-trillion-dollar Federal debt; and

Whereas, Declining oil revenue has caused the need for a drastic reduction in the Alaska's budget; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Alaska Republican Party State Central Committee does not support Expansion of Medicaid in the State of Alaska; and

Resolved, That the Alaska Republican Party State Central Committee asks that all Republican Legislators show their continued support of responsible state budgeting by publicly voting against the expansion of Medicaid in the State of Alaska with an up or down vote.

 

 

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Peter S. Goldberg, Chairman

March 4, 2015

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