Skip to comments.74,531,002 Enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP
Posted on 06/23/2017 9:56:10 AM PDT by Olog-hai
As of April, there were 74,531,002 people enrolled in Medicaid and the Childrens Health Insurance Program as of April, according to the latest data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
That is up 16,705,235 in the 49 states that reported their Medicaid/CHIP enrollment numbers for both the July-to-September period of 2013 (the last quarter before the Obamacare exchanges opened) and this April.
The 74,531,002 enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP as of April includes the numbers for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
In the 49 states that reported both before the Obamacare exchanges opened in 2013 and in April 2017, enrollment in Medicaid/CHIP climbed from 56,803,091 to 73,508,326.
The total Medicaid/CHIP enrollment of 74,531,002 for April was greater than the population of France, which the CIA reports was 66,836,154 as of July 2016. It was also greater than the population of the United Kingdom (64,430,428) and Italy (62,007,540).
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Yup. Sad thing is, if people are leaving it to their kids, they better pray their kids love them. Because folks who pay their own way get better care. And if their kids don’t cough up the cash, their loved ones may suffer for it.
About 24% of the US population on Medicaid, assuming a total population of 315 million.
We’ve had previous stats stating that in one in four US families, no one has a job. And also, one in five US heads of household is on one or more government, means tested poverty programs.
If we define unemployed as anyone who needs a non-government source of income to support themselves and their dependents, but doesn’t have one, then our true unemployment rate is around 20%.
In an honest computation of the unemployment rate, the adults on government welfare and other poverty programs would be the first ones counted as unemployed
The left will go to war to save Obamacare. The health and insurance industries need reform and government needs to stay out of it. Unfortunately we now own Obamcare. Stupid a** GOP.
Medcaid (since Obamacare) does not have an asset test ... only an income test. So if you already had investements, savings and property, this is not counted against you as far as eligibility.
You could have 2 or more homes, land, vehicles, boats, conceivably even a yacht or a private plance and still be eligible as long as your income is low enough. (Of course if your income is that low you probably couldn’t afford to maintain a lot of property, but in theory you could have it and still be eligible).
However, your estate may be back-charged later after you die.
Dr. Reimbursement $1. 98. The ones I worked for would never take it.
Children are not the only ones on Medicaid (or its equivalent SCHIP).
Obamacare relaxed the eligibility requirements for being on Medicaid. I used to be only young children and pregnant women or women with infants, or the blind etc. Now it is open to everyone as long as they have no/low income.
That is, in the States that adopted the Medicaid provision. Obamacare tried to make it mandatory for States to relax their eligibility requirements for Medicaid but the Supreme Court struck down that mandate. Initially only 26 states adopted the new Medicaid requirements ... now more States have done ... I’m not sure how many.
75M on Medicaid, 44M on Medicare, 9 M on VA health care.
Almost half the country — mostly the ones who need it most — on government-funded health care. Although they need it most, they get the worst. Huge problem!
That’s my understanding that most doctors, clinics, labs etc. won’t take it.
Even those that do drastically limit the number of Medicaid patients they have ... they have to to stay in business.
Medicaid used to be available for only a very small segment of the population. Just being indigent was not enough. You had to also be pregnant or have young children, or be blind and a few other disabilities to get on Medicaid. It varied by State but basically it was for a very small segment of the population.
Obamacare drastically relaxed the eligibility requirements ... basically to anyone who had no/low income.
Those requirements show the Marxist nature of Medicaid at its beginnings. Pregnancy as a requirement is exemplary of Marxian “abolition of the family”. No government involvement in such matters should have ever ensued; private charity used to take care of that, and far more effectively.
From what I’ve been given to understand, the Feds have made it clear they’re not going after the estates of anyone over 65. Not yet, anyway.
Ummm that’s not the way it works. When the medical care is free they take their kids to the doc for a sniffle. I’ve seen it.
And I think asset tests for seniors may vary from state to state.
“What is the base amount per policy that the government pays insurance companies?”
In my state, the base premium paid to Medicaid Management Companies is around $5,500 per year per non-disabled adult. The average total cost (including claims) is about $1,000 more. The premium costs for most other states are less because the medical services covered are fewer.
“You could have 2 or more homes, land, vehicles, boats, conceivably even a yacht or a private plance and still be eligible as long as your income is low enough.”
In theory this is true (for Expanded Medicaid eligibility), but in actual fact these cases are quickly publicized as an abuse of the system and the individual drummed out. Happened in my state.
If there is no asset test I don’t know how they could be kicked out of the system ... as long as the person met the (now very low) eligibility requirements.
They were shamed out of the program after a newspaper article and local TV news covered the situation.
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