"Nationally, Medicaid spending accounted for less than 10 percent of state-sourced funds 30 years ago. In fiscal 2013, the share grew to more than 15 percent"
"In Virginia, Medicaid’s share of total state spending was 11 percent in fiscal 2013, while higher education’s share was 14.1 percent. By 2024, higher education’s share is projected to be 13.5 percent and Medicaid would account for 14.3 percent."
"BUT!" cry the Democrats, "WHAT ABOUT IF WE EXPAND MEDICAID BY OBAMACARE?!"
Well, I am glad you asked...
"If Virginia opts in [to Medicaid Expansion], higher-ed’s share of state spending would be 13.5 percent in 2024; Medicaid’s would be 14.9 percent."
Even with the federal government footing part of the bill, Medicaid's cost increases are on a completely different scale.
Kind of disrupts the whole moustache-twirling villain image that House Democrats would have you believe, doesn't it?