The rest of the country has been watching to see how Massachusetts is doing with their socialized healthcare system. There have been tons of glitches including not having enough primary care doctors to treat all the "newly insured" as well as not nearly having enough money to pay for the behemoth. I also have been wondering what the state is going to do the keep the Commonwealth Care going. Now I know. The Boston Globe reports that Massachusetts is trying to get more and more from the federal government through Medicaid! It isn't unheard of for states to get waivers on how they spend some of that money but Mass is trying to funnel more and more into their new system, much of which will cover people who normally wouldn't get Medicaid in the first place. In fact, they already have been caught playing games by incorrectly listing kids under their MassHealth plan that were supposed to be on the SCHIP plan. That little mistake was done on purpose to squeeze more money out of the feds. Maybe they got greedy and saw this scam as a blueprint to do it again on a larger level. As more and more people joined Commonwealth Care, the state went back to the well to find more cash to pay for it. They are now asking for $1 billion more over the next three years. I guess they figure the rest of the country should cover Massachusett's experiment with their taxes?