Interloper - the money doesn't materialize from nowhere. That money comes
from the citizens of the United States. The less of it the states claim, the
less our taxes go up. Make no mistake - we are paying for every dime of this
The federal government pays 100% of the costs for Medicaid expansion during the
first three years under the Affordable Care Act. Afterward, it pays 90% of the
costs. States fare very well under this allocation of funds.