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It seems senseless to expand a program rife with fraud, abuse and waste without addressing those issues.
The program devours about a fifth of the general fund and grows like a malignancy. And remember that the Attorney General's office won almost $200 million in Medicaid fraud cases last year.
Rather than discuss these issues, the governor wishes to force the passage of the expansion by attaching it to the budget bill, apparently feeling it could not pass on its own.
If he feels that the merits of Medicaid warrant passage, let him remove it from the budget and let it be considered separately.