Some Republican lawmakers — still reveling in Tuesday’s statewide election sweep — are proposing an unprecedented solution to the state’s estimated $25 billion budget shortfall: dropping out of the federal Medicaid program.
Far-right conservatives are offering that possibility in impassioned news conferences. Moderate Republicans are studying it behind closed doors. And the party’s advisers on health care policy say it is being discussed more seriously than ever, though they admit it may be as much a huge in-your-face to Washington as anything else.
Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:20 AM on Nov. 7, 2010
Is there any fraud involved? CAn people cheat the government using Medicaid? If so, why don't they just get rid of fraud and dump the people who cheat the system, not get rid of the whole program?
You mean like what ObamaCare proposes to do--with the government getting rid of and controlling an ENTIRE industry, instead of simply REFORMING the problem areas, and actually insuring the 30 million ( 15 MM) who truly cannot get insurance (not including those who choose NOT to have insurance)?!
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:55 AM on Nov. 7, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:38 AM on Nov. 7, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:51 AM on Nov. 7, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:08 AM on Nov. 7, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 10:46 AM on Nov. 7, 2010
Obama care is NOT the same as Medicaid. With Obama care, it would be for people who don't qualify for Medicaid yet still can't afford healthcare.
Children under 6 and/or with a household income of less than 133% of poverty levels--($29-34k for a family of 4 & 5 respectively), qualify for Medicaid. ObamaCare is reported to conservatively cost a family of 4 about $2000 annually--with severely limited access to doctors! How does THAT help?!
ObamaCare EXPANDS existing state programs that already provide insurance for those who cannot afford it, so why should they continue to separately fund them or "DOUBLE UP" especially when ObamaCare is supposed to be STREAMLINING and cutting costs of the existing programs, which are laded with excessive costs, red tape, poor accounting, and tons of fraud?! If the government can't fix the problems they have NOW, how is a NEW program going to fix things?
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:16 AM on Nov. 7, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:51 AM on Nov. 7, 2010
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:53 AM on Nov. 7, 2010