A big stumbling block to getting a health care reform bill through the Senate (the House of Representatives passed one in May) is Medicaid. This is surprising, given that the program is probably the worst-designed health insurance system in the history of the Free World, ballooning in costs while providing clients with increasingly lousy care.
— Steve Forbes, Fact & Comment, Forbes Magazine, June 29, 2017
Here is a statement by the conservative financial media that I can wholeheartedly agree with. Check out the current Forbes issue for a good column about Medicaid and how it influences what is going on right now. There is more to the story than evil Republicans throwing people off of health insurance.