Vic Drummond in a recent letter suggested he does not believe in economic projections. He may not realize "estimates" of future economic outcomes is a vital part of planning that any organization whether private businesses or governments would have to do to make wise decisions. Or it may just be that he is not happy that overwhelming data support the basic tenant that any state that expands Medicaid under the present Affordable Care Act is going to reap huge economic benefits for the citizens of that state.
Not only do both of the studies that he wrote about (REMI and George Washington University study) show huge economic benefits for N.C., but there have been 32 other studies in 26 states that have analyzed the anticipated impact of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion on state and local economies. These studies used at least six different economic impact models all of which have been examined by experts in the field for accuracy.