The federal government pays for that expansion for a few years, but then leaves the rest of the cost to states in the out years. Salmon said the law also leaves states stuck with other Medicaid mandates long after federal funding dries up.
"Medicaid needs reform, not expansion," Salmon said Monday. "Instead of more federal mandates, I support giving states the maximum flexibility to provide services to their most vulnerable populations.
"My bill strikes the Medicaid expansion from Obamacare, and provides this flexibility without the strings attached."
In addition to repealing the expansion of Medicaid, his bill would eliminate rules states now have to follow under the law, such as minimum coverage requirements for people using the program.
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