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Old 07-21-2009, 10:29 PM
 
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"We've kind of got a too-big-to-fail situation now," Severns said. "It's unthinkable to pull the plug because those guys run the system now. It's not as if the state can march in and say, 'All you guys work for us now.' There will have to be a workable system built as this one is dismantled. It really is a tragic error."
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The common themes, Freeman said, are that clients receive no explanation when their benefits are terminated, are discouraged from appealing, are asked to submit paperwork over and over and deal with uninformed call-center workers who sometimes disconnect phone calls.
By December, the state's 56,000 backlogged cases in counties under the new system slightly exceeded total cases in counties still using the old system. What isn't clear is how many of those 56,000 backlogged cases reflect an increased need during worsening economic times, and how many are duplicate applications.
Medicaid problems swell in new system | The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.


I think this is an example of a really big mistake.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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I have a family special needs family member who is dependent on medicaid for her increasing medical needs as she ages. So far, we haven't had any issues, but it would seem that it's only getting worse as we go along.

As much of a pain this has been, pulling the plug now would be disaterous.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:21 AM
 
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I don't know, from where I am sitting they need to try to backtrack and quick. If they have 32 cases open at a hospital and only 16 are very real patients then we have an open area for abuses. At this point, we are dependent on the integrity of those hospitals.

We have had two people die already.

We have a very high unemployment rate right now and these people need .......yesterday. I have something else I want to add to this but I'm not finished researching it yet.
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