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    Some States Weigh Unthinkable Option: Ending Medicaid

    I was discussing healthcare on another thread and another poster suggested that healthcare would be better served if left to the states. This article kinda knocks the wind out of that sail in my opinion. What should we do with the poor/ unemployed when they can no longer pull themselves up by the ole bootstraps and stumble into an hospital emergency room?


    <Elected and appointed officials in nearly a half-dozen states, including Washington, Texas and South Carolina, have publicly thrown out the idea. Wyoming and Nevada this year produced detailed studies of what would happen should they withdraw from the program. Wyoming found that Medicaid accounts for 63% of the state's nursing-home revenue. >


    <However, many elderly people rely on Medicaid to pay for long-term care at nursing homes, and that makes pulling out a "deal killer," Mr. Porter said. No good alternative currently exists to cover such nursing-home costs. >



    Some States Weigh Unthinkable Option: Ending Medicaid - WSJ.com
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    Re: Some States Weigh Unthinkable Option: Ending Medicaid

    It would be a defacto death sentence for me.

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    Re: Some States Weigh Unthinkable Option: Ending Medicaid

    death panel if you do , death panel if you don't
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Some States Weigh Unthinkable Option: Ending Medicaid

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    death panel if you do , death panel if you don't
    Everyone knows private death panels are more efficient anyway!
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    Re: Some States Weigh Unthinkable Option: Ending Medicaid

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    I was discussing healthcare on another thread and another poster suggested that healthcare would be better served if left to the states. This article kinda knocks the wind out of that sail in my opinion. What should we do with the poor/ unemployed when they can no longer pull themselves up by the ole bootstraps and stumble into an hospital emergency room?


    <Elected and appointed officials in nearly a half-dozen states, including Washington, Texas and South Carolina, have publicly thrown out the idea. Wyoming and Nevada this year produced detailed studies of what would happen should they withdraw from the program. Wyoming found that Medicaid accounts for 63% of the state's nursing-home revenue. >


    <However, many elderly people rely on Medicaid to pay for long-term care at nursing homes, and that makes pulling out a "deal killer," Mr. Porter said. No good alternative currently exists to cover such nursing-home costs. >



    Some States Weigh Unthinkable Option: Ending Medicaid - WSJ.com
    If you are worried about it, do the good thing and start up a charity and get funding for these people.
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    Re: Some States Weigh Unthinkable Option: Ending Medicaid

    If they end Medicaid, while keeping Medicare, wouldn't that take care of the older folks, while permitting the states to cornhole the younger folks?

    I honestly don't know, I've never understood that system.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Some States Weigh Unthinkable Option: Ending Medicaid

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    If you are worried about it, do the good thing and start up a charity and get funding for these people.
    Eighty million uninsured and counting would take a bit more than ringing a bell outside a Wal-Mart. Do you have anything to add to the thread other than snark?
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    Re: Some States Weigh Unthinkable Option: Ending Medicaid

    we all saw this coming, bigtime

    obama shoulda listened to the dem gubs, ritter, gregoire, schweitzer, bill richardson and tennessee's phil bredesen, their leader

    Governors balk over what healthcare bill will cost states - The Boston Globe

    Gov. Phil Bredesen blasts health reform's unbalanced treatment of states | Nashville Business Journal

    Listen to Gov. Bredesen on Health Care Reform - ABC News

    Democrat: Health Care Reform a 'Disappointment' - Fox News Video - FoxNews.com

    obamacare expands the states' medicaid burden by some 12 million new enrollees with NO federal funding

    it was the expemption from this "mother of unfunded mandates" (bredesen) which comprised the corrupt cornhusker kickback

    unforseen results?

    not from the likes of governor bredesen

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    Re: Some States Weigh Unthinkable Option: Ending Medicaid

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    we all saw this coming, bigtime

    obama shoulda listened to the dem gubs, ritter, gregoire, schweitzer, bill richardson and tennessee's phil bredesen, their leader

    Governors balk over what healthcare bill will cost states - The Boston Globe

    Gov. Phil Bredesen blasts health reform's unbalanced treatment of states | Nashville Business Journal

    Listen to Gov. Bredesen on Health Care Reform - ABC News

    Democrat: Health Care Reform a 'Disappointment' - Fox News Video - FoxNews.com

    obamacare expands the states' medicaid burden by some 12 million new enrollees with NO federal funding

    it was the expemption from this "mother of unfunded mandates" (bredesen) which comprised the corrupt cornhusker kickback

    unforseen results?

    not from the likes of governor bredesen

    The last time I checked was when the plan was modified, after the Cornhusker Kickback was kicked out, that loosened up extra funding to the states for Medicaid. Do you have anything that says otherwise other than a slew of old links?
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    Re: Some States Weigh Unthinkable Option: Ending Medicaid

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Eighty million uninsured and counting would take a bit more than ringing a bell outside a Wal-Mart. Do you have anything to add to the thread other than snark?
    Actually, if you look beyond the surface, I was making a commentary about the responsibility that we as citizens of the United States and children of God have to support our neighbors. It wasn't snarky. The government has no authority to redistribute funds. The only spending authorities it has are to day to day operations of the government, army, navy, arts and science, and courts.

    Now, if you choose to relinquish your duties to your neighbors in favor of a government beuracracy, I liked to see the look on your neighbors face when you tell them they have to stand in three different lines in spererate parts of the city to get one visit to the doctor approved...just like our vets do...because you don't want to face the responsibility.
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