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Old 08-01-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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Rationing Begins: States Limiting Drug Prescriptions for Medicaid Patients



Sixteen states have set a limit on the number of prescription drugs they will cover for Medicaid patients, according to Kaiser Health News.


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With both the expanded Medicaid program and the federal subsidy for health-care premiums that will be available to people earning up to 400 percent of the poverty level, a larger percentage of the population will be wholly or partially dependent on the government for their health care under Obamacare than are now.


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Galewitz said the move also puts doctors and patients in a “difficult position.”


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Arkansas, California, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and West Virginia have all placed caps on the number of prescription drugs Medicaid patients can get.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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Good.

Medicaid should be done away with, completely.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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Rationing Begins: States Limiting Drug Prescriptions for Medicaid Patients



Sixteen states have set a limit on the number of prescription drugs they will cover for Medicaid patients, according to Kaiser Health News.


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With both the expanded Medicaid program and the federal subsidy for health-care premiums that will be available to people earning up to 400 percent of the poverty level, a larger percentage of the population will be wholly or partially dependent on the government for their health care under Obamacare than are now.


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Galewitz said the move also puts doctors and patients in a “difficult position.”


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Arkansas, California, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and West Virginia have all placed caps on the number of prescription drugs Medicaid patients can get.
This is what happens at Indian reservations they have a saying don't get sick after June!
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:12 AM
 
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How is it Obama's fault when you article even states the following:

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So it seems like Medicaid’s sort of been one big experiment over the last number of years for states to try to control costs, and it’s an ongoing battle, and I think drugs is just now one of the … latest issues. And it’s a relatively recent thing, only in the last 10 years have we really seen states put these limits on monthly drugs,” he added.
This is something done at the state level. States decide how they doll out Medicaid to their citizens. The people in those states need to contact their representatives, state senators, and governor in order to get these restrictions liften if they feel that needs to be done. This does not have anything to do with the federal level, i.e. Obama so I don't see why you are thanking him. This started before he was in office.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Already Medicaid patients complain they can't find doctors who will take Medicaid
because of Medicaid's low reinbursements.

Does Obamacare have a provision to force medical providers to accept Medicaid patients ?



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Old 08-01-2012, 11:20 AM
 
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Obama and the Democrats want to KILL Grandma and Grandpa!
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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Well then don't vote for Obama in this years election!
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Obama and the Democrats want to KILL Grandma and Grandpa!
So wait. Obama does this:

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Medicaid is a federal program that is carried out in partnership with state governments. It forms an important element of President Barack Obama's health-care plan because under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act--AKA Obamcare--a larger number of people will be covered by Medicaid, as the income cap is raised for the program.
But, gets blamed for this:

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Sixteen states have set a limit on the number of prescription drugs they will cover for Medicaid patients, according to Kaiser Health News.
So it's the states choosing not to participate. In what Universe does this make sense?
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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So wait. Obama does this:

But, gets blamed for this:



So it's the states choosing not to participate. In what Universe does this make sense?

Did you ever consider the tiny inconvenient TRUTH that in the Obamacare Law, they raided Medicare for $500 Billion?




August 1, 2012


HHS Secretary Sebelius admits to double-counting in Obamacare budget


During a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) admitted to double-counting in the Obamacare budget.


In her first appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee since the health-care law passed, Kathleen Sebelius responded to a line of questioning by Republican Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois about whether $500 billion in Medicare cuts were used to sustain the program or pay for the law.


“There is an issue here on the budget because your own actuary has said you can’t double-count,” said Shimkus. “You can’t count — they’re attacking Medicare on the CR when their bill, your law, cut $500 billion from Medicare.”


He continued: “Then you’re also using the same $500 billion to what? Say your funding health care. Your own actuary says you can’t do both. […] What’s the $500 billion in cuts for? Preserving Medicare or funding the health-care law?


Sebelius’ reply? “Both.”


The Obama administration and HHS have been criticized previously for double-counting. In a report last summer, HHS claimed a provision in the health-care law would extend the Medicare trust fund by 12 years. The Congressional Budget Office released a memo that said HHS’s math was more than a little off.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Good.

Medicaid should be done away with, completely.
Good thing you're not the government.
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