Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Indiana > Northwest Indiana
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 07-21-2009, 09:29 PM
3,562 posts, read 5,223,727 times
Reputation: 1861


"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."
Post Trib.com
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 07-22-2009, 05:51 AM
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
17,764 posts, read 39,717,430 times
Reputation: 8248
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-29-2009, 01:21 AM
3,562 posts, read 5,223,727 times
Reputation: 1861
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Indiana > Northwest Indiana
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top