By the end of 2018, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the economy would be growing by 1% in its third quarter.
The problem, the report says, is that that would be based on an assumption that all states expand their Medicaid programs.
This assumption is false.
States and localities have a strong incentive to expand Medicaid under current law.
That’s because the federal government provides 90% of the cost of providing the program.
But, according the report, that is not always the case.
For example, the CBO found that in a recent survey, 55% of states and localITIES had a policy that said they were not willing to expand their programs.
And many of those states and communities also had a strong inclination to expand them.
In fact, the Congressional Board on Aging has estimated that a third of all Medicaid expansion plans have a waiver or condition that would allow states to opt out of expanding their programs entirely.
The CBO estimates that, based on current law, the third-quarter growth rate would be 1.5% for the economy as a whole.
This assumes all states and regions expand Medicaid, which is not the case, and that all of those plans cover more than 80% of low-income Americans.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is that we have a plan to address the Medicaid issue, according a new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Officer.
We are taking a look at ways to increase Medicaid coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
These include expanding the number of Medicaid enrollees and extending coverage to children and the disabled.
The CBO has estimated we could increase Medicaid by as much as $1 trillion in the first year alone.
This is a major step toward increasing Medicaid coverage, but it doesn’t address the problems with the current expansion.
The federal government does not provide a set amount of money to states or localities to expand.
So states and cities have to decide whether to offer more or less coverage to their populations.
The cost of covering a family of four or more in one state will be more expensive in the other states.
States will then have to adjust their policies to cover their populations and the costs of expanding Medicaid will increase.
The Senate passed a bipartisan bill earlier this month that would do just that.
The bill, which passed the House on Thursday, is known as the Healthy, Taxable Families Act.
The bill also includes measures to expand the use of technology to better manage Medicaid and its cost.
These would include an expansion of the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program, the ability for states to offer Medicaid in the same payment system as Medicare, and other changes to Medicaid’s health care delivery system.
This legislation will help more people get access to health care and will help keep premiums low.
It will also allow states and municipalities to make Medicaid payments more transparent to ensure the health and financial well-being of their residents.
We should not underestimate the political challenges that face our country when it comes to expanding Medicaid.
But, in the coming years, we will need to invest in our economy and our public health to make the changes necessary to improve health outcomes for millions of Americans who are struggling to get care.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.