On Medicaid expansion, Jindal should embrace his own plan

Article: On expanding Medicaid, however, Jindal has reversed course. He now opposes extending coverage to Louisiana’s working poor under provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It’s too expensive, he says.
Five years ago, Jindal was dying to pay 30 percent of the cost to expand Medicaid. What would be Louisiana’s share of expanding Medicaid under the ACA? Nothing for the first three years; afterwards, 10 percent.
In 2008, Jindal’s health secretary spoke about the urgency of expanding Medicaid and of preserving beneficiaries’ “dignity.” Jindal’s administration has now dropped such talk. “Soon there will be more people riding in the cart than people pulling the cart,” Jindal complained last April.
In 2008, these individuals had “dignity.” Today, they’re just bums asking for a free ride.
What’s changed?

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