Beacon Statement

February 4, 2015 5:58PM

Beacon responds to claims by blogger about one slide from hour-long presentation

“One slide taken out of context can be vastly manipulated for political gain, as it has been here. The author obviously did not listen to the presentation and decided to make assumptions about what we said that have no basis in reality. One such example: the Arizona claim about the expansion being before the passage of the Affordable Care Act. In our presentation, we noted that some of the examples were pre-ACA expansions, but they were expansions nonetheless. That particular slide sources the Foundation for Government Accountability, which has analyzed the impact of expansion on services to already-enrolled beneficiaries in other states.”