First, i hope those projections weren't brought to us by the same folks who projected their massive tax cuts last year would have no impact on the budget and we are already down 19% y/oy.
Second, the taxpayers of kansas will be paying federal taxes into the expansion for all of the participating states and not getting anything back thanks to these choices.
The missing element there is to figure what the economic impact is of being drained 90% of that figure is every year out of the states economy. I think i have read that no economists unless they are truly crazy think that the economic impact of the 90% federal monet coming in wouldnt greatly outweigh the complained of state portion.
970.1 mil over ten years is 97 mil a year. Hell, brownback has already lost that in just the first couple of months of his experimental tax plan.[/QUOTE]
I have no knowledge of your tax cuts and what was projected or by whom.
As far as the tax payers paying for the federal expansion is you will be paying either way. On what you get back I would assume the powers to be would have weighed the costs and came to the conclusion accepting the medicaid expansion would hurt the state more in the long run.
Both State and Federal are trying to end up with the best deal financially for them.