#ncsen: Tillis says he’s OK with expanding Medicaid

thom111In 2013, the General Assembly took a stand against the implementation of ObamaCare by refusing to accept federal money for expanding Medicaid.  Expanding Medicaid is a key component of ObamaCare. 

In 2014, state House speaker Thom Tillis — now the GOP’s US Senate nominee — has done a 180 on the matter:

[…] Asked if he thought it would be likely that the state legislature would expand Medicaid coverage after refusing to do so previously, Tillis said it might make sense once the state has better control of the financing of the program, which is notorious for its cost overruns.

He said he didn’t have an ideological objection to expanding the coverage. But he said when the state auditor told the previous governor that money was being wasted on it, the appropriate response would not have been to make it bigger and more costly.

“I would encourage the state legislature and governor to consider it if they’re completely convinced they now have the situation under control,” Tillis said. […]

Okay.  Now, after hearing that, how many of you out there seriously believe this guy is going to go to war against ObamaCare if/when he gets to DC? Show of hands.  Medicaid funding involves at least a 50% match from the federal government — which has NO money and is trillions in debt as it is.  Going along with Medicaid expansion means adding to our already monstrous debt and saddling your children and grandchildren with the burden for decades to come. 

Tillis is running ads blasting Hagan for voting for ObamaCare. Yet, here he is embracing the implementation of a key component of ObamaCare.

Tillis appears to be parroting the spin coming from the McCrory administration on the matter.  That follows a pattern we’ve been noticing a lot lately.

The differences between the two major party candidates for Senate appear to be getting blurrier. You have to ask yourself: is it better to be represented by a proud openly-big government Democrat or by one of your own pushing the same big government agenda? 


3 thoughts on “#ncsen: Tillis says he’s OK with expanding Medicaid

  1. Tillis has always been an Obamacare guy. He called it ”a great idea”. He pushed a bill through the House to set up a state Obamacare exchange in North Carolina (fortunately killed in the Senate). He stalled as long as he could on rejecting the Medicaid expansion in 2013. Of course, he is for Obamacare. Thom Tillis is as phoney as a three peso bill.

    Instead of making the sale as to why conservatives should vote for him, he is doing all he can to make himself so radioactive, that no thinking conservative would touch him.

    As far as I am concerned, supporting any aspect of Obamacare makes him about as acceptable as a hooker in church. Tillis can get stuffed.

    The quisling Tillis is charging leftward just as hard as he can, and you are right. It is getting hard to tell him from Hagan. The only difference is that one wears a skirt, and the other does not (at least that we know of).

    Why bother electing a nominal Republican who starts betraying Republican principles even before winning office.

  2. McCrory and Tillis are doing all they can to hurt the down ballot races, i.e County Commissioners, Judicial races, etc.

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