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    Re: Panel Chairmen Recommend Cutting Federal Spending by $200 Billion

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    Re: Panel Chairmen Recommend Cutting Federal Spending by $200 Billion

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    12 billion are the matching federal funds for medicaid.
    There would be no matching funds if TX opts out of Medicaid. The matching funds have to do with Obamacare and the mandate of the Federal govt. to the states.

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    Re: Panel Chairmen Recommend Cutting Federal Spending by $200 Billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    There would be no matching funds if TX opts out of Medicaid. The matching funds have to do with Obamacare and the mandate of the Federal govt. to the states.

    No, these funds are what Texas already receives in the medicaid program.

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    Re: Panel Chairmen Recommend Cutting Federal Spending by $200 Billion

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    No, these funds are what Texas already receives in the medicaid program.
    Correct, it has nothing to do with "Obamacare".

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    Re: Panel Chairmen Recommend Cutting Federal Spending by $200 Billion

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    No, these funds are what Texas already receives in the medicaid program.
    The Federal Govt. only funds the states what it mandates as related to Medicaid. If TX opts out there will be no matching funds and thus no strings attached. I am confident that the people of TX will do what is right as it always has.

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    Re: Panel Chairmen Recommend Cutting Federal Spending by $200 Billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Taboon View Post
    Correct, it has nothing to do with "Obamacare".
    You don't seem to know much about Obamacare. Suggest you read the filings by the 20 or so states that are fighting Obamacare. It is an unfunded mandate which was made illegal during the Clinton years by the Republican Congress.

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    Re: Panel Chairmen Recommend Cutting Federal Spending by $200 Billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    You don't seem to know much about Obamacare. Suggest you read the filings by the 20 or so states that are fighting Obamacare. It is an unfunded mandate which was made illegal during the Clinton years by the Republican Congress.
    So, the $200 Billion+ a year that the federal government spent on Medicaid in 2008 and 2009 relates to "Obamacare" even though the law hadn't even passed yet? Maybe I'm misunderstanding where you are coming from here but it really seems like you are suggesting that the federal government did not fund any Medicaid programs until after "Obamacare" was passed. That is patently false if that is what you are suggesting.

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    Re: Panel Chairmen Recommend Cutting Federal Spending by $200 Billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Taboon View Post
    So, the $200 Billion+ a year that the federal government spent on Medicaid in 2008 and 2009 relates to "Obamacare" even though the law hadn't even passed yet? Maybe I'm misunderstanding where you are coming from here but it really seems like you are suggesting that the federal government did not fund any Medicaid programs until after "Obamacare" was passed. That is patently false if that is what you are suggesting.

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    No, the 200 billion that the Federal Govt. spends on Medicaid is due to the mandates from the Federal Govt. to the states. Medicaid is a state sponsored healthcare program for low income people. Why are the Feds involved at all?

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    Re: Panel Chairmen Recommend Cutting Federal Spending by $200 Billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    No, the 200 billion that the Federal Govt. spends on Medicaid is due to the mandates from the Federal Govt. to the states. Medicaid is a state sponsored healthcare program for low income people. Why are the Feds involved at all?
    The fact is they are and because they are the states would have to either take on the additional tax burden if the federal government no longer funded the program or cut services.

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    Re: Panel Chairmen Recommend Cutting Federal Spending by $200 Billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Taboon View Post
    The fact is they are and because they are the states would have to either take on the additional tax burden if the federal government no longer funded the program or cut services.
    You didn't answer the question, why is the Federal Govt. involved in a state run insurance program for the poor? The problem still lies in the mandates from the Federal Govt. Many states are going to opt out of Medcaid, why? Think that the states want to kill the poor?

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