Why are such a high proportion of the enrollments on healthcare.gov end up in the Medicaid bucket? Is it deliberate progressivist sleight of hand, or just poor planning and management?
To be sure, the health-care law’s designers saw the expansion of Medicaid as an important feature of their plan to expand coverage for the uninsured. Still, they expected most of those enrolling in ObamaCare to qualify for private (albeit subsidized) insurance.It’s beginning to look like that was just another miscalculation, one that could have very serious consequences for the program’s costs.
In either case, the Medicaid-specific fiscal time bomb countdown has been accelerated by Obamacare.