Illinois governor touts 100K Obamacare enrollees, all in Medicaid

 Bellock says Illinois is taking a $6.5 billion risk
with Medicaid expansion.
Obamacare is doing what it was designed to do in Illinois — adding thousands upon thousands of people to the state’s Medicaid rolls.

Gov. Pat Quinn bragged Tuesday about the more than 100,000 people he said have enrolled through the Affordable Care Act. But Quinn left out two very important facts. Almost all of those people were early enrollees last year, and every single one of them enrolled in Medicaid.

 Rep. Patti Bellock is the GOP point person on Medicaid in the Illinois House of Representatives. She has been trying to tell Quinn and his fellow Democrats that Illinois is taking a huge risk by opening Medicaid to that many people. Benjamin Yount has the whole story at Illinois