Mike Pence’S Two Misleading Medicaid Claims

The CBO projected this would force states to shrink their Medicaid programs — leading to 15 million fewer Medicaid enrollees within the next decade.
Washington (CNN) Vice President Mike Pence was sent to the National Governors Association’s meeting in Rhode Island on Friday to convince skeptical Republican governors to back the Senate GOP’s health care bill.
“Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins also took issue with Pence’s claims on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday.
But two of his claims — one broad defense of how the GOP bill would handle Medicaid, and one much more specific comment about waiting lists in Ohio — have Pence facing criticism from his own party.
John Kasich — while claiming his state, which is among the 31 states and the District of Columbia to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, now faces steep waiting lists for coverage.

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