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  • Medicaid Expansion Was Supposed to Pay for Itself, Instead Hospitals Are Closing. ( Denver Health mentioned )

    03/12/2024 10:42:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | March 9, 2024 | Mike Shedlock
    10 states did not fall for the Medicaid expansion trap under Obamacare. The rest are suffering. Private payers (you, one way or another) make up the loss.. Medicaid Expansion Puts Hospitals at Risk.. The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) reports Medicaid Expansion Dramatically Increases Hospital Shortfalls emphasis mine. Medicaid expansion ushered in through ObamaCare has led to program enrollment growth well beyond what was promised or projected. While proponents argue that expansion is a silver bullet to keep hospitals financially secure, this is simply not true. Because Medicaid does not pay enough to cover the costs to hospitals to provide...
  • Denver's hospitals are at risk of COLLAPSE because of migrant crisis, with one health system providing $17M of unpaid care in just three months

    02/17/2024 11:31:58 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02 13 2024 | Laura Parnaby
    Denver's hospitals are at risk of collapsing due to out-of-control immigration, with one healthcare system providing $17 million in free care in just three months. It comes as the Colorado city's Mayor Mike Johnston warns he's had to cut DMV and Parks & Rec funding 'in the face of the migrant crisis'. Struggling UCHealth was given $17 million from other hospitals, including $10 million from University Colorado Hospital, to help care for 5,800 undocumented patients between November and January, according to the Denver Post. Medics believe these patients are mostly - if not entirely - migrants, because the data covers...
  • Hochul wants to create a middle-class Medicaid entitlement New York can’t afford

    02/15/2024 7:45:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/14/2024 | Jonathan Ingram
    Witness the moral and fiscal confusion of New York’s welfare-obsessed leaders. The state’s Medicaid program is billions of dollars in the red. Gov. Hochul announced a plan last month to cut $1.2 billion in Medicaid funding, which she’ll finalize Thursday. Yet she’s also expanding Medicaid for children whose parents make too much money. She’s making a middle-class entitlement New York doesn’t need and can’t afford. Here’s the backstory.
  • Senator calls for prosecution of Planned Parenthood in Missouri based on shocking video

    02/01/2024 11:58:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Live Action News ^ | February 1, 2024 | Nancy Flanders
    Missouri Senators Nick Schroer and Mary Elizabeth Coleman have filed legislation that would prevent “any abortion facility or any affiliate or associate thereof” from being eligible to receive Medicaid through the state’s MO HealthNet. Coleman has also stated she would like to see Planned Parenthood prosecuted for recent video footage purporting to show illegal activity on the part of the nation’s leading abortion business. “Our tax dollars should not be going to those types of institutions, even if it’s a penny,” Schroer said. Previously, a court judge ruled that lawmakers cannot block Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid reimbursements. As that...
  • A Proposal to Fix Medicaid: If we don’t tame the government medicine beast now, the whole health care system will collapse.

    12/06/2023 7:55:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/06/23 | Dr. James A. Betti, M.D.
    In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law legislation that officially brought the United States government into the business of providing health care. There were two major new programs created. Medicare was an insurance program for all individuals over age of 65, and it would be paid for by paycheck deductions that would be matched by employers. No senior who worked, or his spouse, would lack health care. The genesis of the second program was that America was a great and compassionate country, and we should not turn our back on those who cannot help themselves. We would “aid” them...
  • The Great Medicaid Unwinding

    11/20/2023 1:33:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Reaon ^ | 11.17.2023 | Markus Bjoerkheim
    The ongoing rollback of Medicaid is a rare step to reverse the “ratcheting growth” of our social safety net. A "great unwinding" is very much underway in Medicaid programs nationwide, representing the most notable reversal of a government expansion since the welfare reforms of the 1990s. From March 2020 to March 2023, Medicaid enrollment soared by more than 22 million people, a surge even larger than the Medicaid expansions brought on by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This was primarily due to "continuous coverage" provisions in the coronavirus response that prevented states from conducting routine eligibility reviews—what bureaucrats call the...
  • 10 drugs targeted for Medicare price negotiations as Biden pitches cost reductions

    08/30/2023 11:36:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    AOL ^ | August 29, 2023 at 2:26 PM | CHRIS MEGERIAN, TOM MURPHY AND AMANDA SEITZ
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, struggling to convince Americans that he's improved their lives as he runs for reelection, hailed his administration's Tuesday announcement that several drugs would be targeted for Medicare's first-ever price negotiations. The drugs include the blood thinner Eliquis, diabetes treatment Jardiance and eight other medications. The negotiation process was authorized under the Inflation Reduction Act, which Biden signed last year, capping decades of debate over whether the federal government should be allowed to haggle with pharmaceutical companies. Any lower prices won't take effect for three years, and the path forward could be further complicated by...
  • Leaked Document Shows American Doctors Were Financially Rewarded For Pushing COVID Jab

    08/21/2023 8:40:08 AM PDT · by RandFan · 51 replies
    Leading Report ^ | Aug 21 | Blake Gotley
    An Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) Medicaid document that was leaked reveals how the health insurer established a “COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Incentive program” to pay physicians for pushing COVID vaccines to their patients.
  • Exclusive: Florida Fines Medicaid Providers For Using Tax Dollars To Cover Trans Treatments For Minors

    08/18/2023 10:35:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Trans Treatments For Minors By Megan Basham • Aug 18, 2023
    Five Medicaid healthcare insurers have violated Florida’s rule against using taxpayer funds to provide transgender treatments, and the state is now fining them for the action. It’s the first time any state has taken this step in regard to gender transition coverage. Among the procedures one of the plans covered was a double mastectomy on a 16-year-old girl. The other plans paid for puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for minors. Florida health officials sent out letters informing the providers they were being fined over the violation late Thursday. “These plans recklessly continued to cover these services with permanent, harmful effects,...
  • In a rapidly aging America, Medicaid can be a lifeline for long-term care

    08/01/2023 10:45:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/01/2023 | KOFI AMPAABENG
    Caring for an elderly or permanently disabled family member is a gut-wrenching experience for many families. Not only that, but it’s expensive, often exhausting personal savings and resources. The United States, like many other rich countries, is aging fast, and that means more Americans with diminishing cognitive function and physical disabilities as well as the loss of independence. Providing such care is intensive. In the case of nursing homes, where residents have the most severe needs, round-the-clock attention is especially expensive. Most fund these things through the Medicaid program, but this can come with an unreasonably steep cost. The private...
  • Record NY Medicaid budget to shatter $100B — and migrant crisis set to only trigger another spike

    08/01/2023 8:36:44 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/01/2023 | Carl Campanile
    The annual cost of New York’s public health insurance for the needy is set to shatter $100 billion for the first time — and the unrelenting migrant crisis could soon trigger even more of a spike, documents show. The state’s Medicaid program currently enrolls 7.8 million residents, with the staggering price tag for 2023-24 set at $108 billion, according to New York budget estimates. That’s nearly $10 billion more than last fiscal year’s $99 million budget. And beginning in January, the program will start providing medical coverage to an estimated 25,000 undocumented immigrants age 65 and over who are ineligible...
  • 'I'm going to be homeless': Ohio Medicaid collects $87.5M from families after loved ones' death

    07/31/2023 4:28:46 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 109 replies
    Springfield News-Sun via Yahoo ^ | Sat, July 29, 2023 | Nick Blizzard
    Rebecca Miller said her father was on Medicaid for about two years and she served as his caretaker at his home after he was diagnosed in 2018 with Parkinson's disease, from which he died last August. About 30 days later while still mourning David Miller's passing, the 36-year-old said she received a letter from the Ohio Attorney General's Office stating her father owed $56,000 to Medicaid Estate Recovery. The Medicaid collection program was foreign to the Clinton County woman, as it is to the vast majority of people, attorneys said. The state notice was a jolt, informing Miller that her...
  • Paperwork Problems Drive Surge in People Losing Medicaid Health Coverage

    07/29/2023 1:00:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    WRAL ^ | 7/29
    The nation's top health official implored states to do more to keep lower-income residents enrolled in Medicaid, as the Biden administration released figures Friday confirming that many who had health coverage during the coronavirus pandemic are now losing it. Though a decline in Medicaid coverage was expected, health officials are raising concerns about the large numbers of people being dropped from the rolls for failing to return forms or follow procedures. In 18 states that began a post-pandemic review of their Medicaid rolls in April, health coverage was continued for about 1 million recipients and terminated for 715,000. Of those...
  • Biden's HHS Secretary Becerra threatens states and medical providers with loss of Medicare dollars if they don't provide genital mutilation surgeries

    06/27/2023 9:13:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/27/2023 | Thomas Lifson
    Despite two circuit courts ruling against HHS regulations seeking to compel genital mutilation surgeries by health care providers, HHS secretary Xavier Becerra threatens to find ways around the judicial restraints. Biden HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra threatens states and organizations that don't provide sex reassignment surgeries and puberty blockers for minors: "If you want that Medicaid dollar to come to your state, we're going to make sure you check the box." — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 26, 2023Is there any other life-altering, irreversible change that the federal government wants children to be able to decide on by themselves?Is there any...
  • Federal judge strikes down Florida's ban on Medicaid funding for transgender treatment

    06/22/2023 6:13:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 22, 2023 | AP
    A federal judge has struck down Florida rules championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis restricting Medicaid coverage for transgender treatments TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A federal judge on Wednesday struck down Florida rules championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis restricting Medicaid coverage for gender dysphoria treatments for potentially thousands of transgender people. “Gender identity is real” and the state has admitted it, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle wrote in a 54-page ruling. He said a Florida health code rule and a new state law violated federal laws on Medicaid, equal protection and the Affordable Care Act's prohibition of sex discrimination.
  • IL to Spend $1B on Medicaid for Undocumented Seniors

    05/17/2023 8:22:09 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 13 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | May 17, 2023 | Adam Andrzejewski
    Illinois is forecasting that its program to provide healthcare to undocumented immigrants will cost the state $1 billion in 2024 – far more than the $2 million that Illinoisans were promised it would cost at the program’s inception, according to Wirepoints. In May 2020, Illinois became the first state to offer Medicaid for undocumented immigrants over the age of 65. Now-Congresswoman Delia Ramirez, then an Illinois state representative, sponsored the bill, and claimed the program would cost just $2 million per year. Unfortunately, this estimate was completely uninformed, with the program exceeding that in its first month. At the time,...
  • TennCare will soon cover the ‘outrageous’ cost of diapers

    04/28/2023 4:14:40 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Fox 13 Memphis ^ | 04/28/2023 | Kate Bieri
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Medicaid will soon cover the cost of diapers for the first two years of a child’s life in Tennessee. “The cost of diapers is outrageous,” said Linda Buckingham as she held her 1-year-old niece. “It’s ridiculous, really.” “It will help my mom a lot,” said Treazon Ali. “It will help my sister a lot.” Tennessee will become the first state to cover diapers under Medicaid, according to the National Diaper Banks Network. “That is so cool,” said Machelle Jackson, a 10-year-old shopping with her mom. “I feel like it's cool for the parents that really don't have...
  • Nebraska lawmaker who has transgender child and voted against anti-trans bill faces ethics investigation

    04/27/2023 9:33:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/27/23 | Brooke Migdon
    ANebraska state senator who has a transgender child is being investigated for a potential conflict of interest after she voted against a bill that would ban gender-affirming health care for minors. The complaint, filed Wednesday by Omaha lawyer David Begley, alleges Nebraska Democratic Sen. Megan Hunt could benefit financially from the failure of Legislative Bill 574, a measure that would bar health care providers from administering gender-affirming medical care to transgender patients younger than 19. Begley, in the complaint filed with the state’s Accountability and Disclosure Commission, wrote that Hunt and her child, who is a minor, “have a slightly...
  • Biden to announce Medicaid, ObamaCare access for DACA recipients

    04/13/2023 7:31:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/13/2023 | RAFAEL BERNAL
    President Biden is set to announce on Thursday an expansion of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance exchanges to include coverage for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, according to an Associated Press report. The measure will be a significant expansion for the DACA program, which allows some Dreamers — undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as minors — to live and work in the United States. It’s a boon for DACA beneficiaries, who both face the threat that the program could end and reduced access to social services where they do not...
  • Doctors in Kentucky, California Received Millions in Bonus Payments for Vaccinating Medicaid Patients Against COVID

    04/11/2023 9:15:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    The Defender. ^ | 04/11/23 | Brenda Baletti, Ph.D.
    Documents reveal that the federal government and insurers incentivized healthcare providers in Kentucky and California to vaccinate Medicaid patients against COVID-19 by offering bonuses based on the percentage of patients successfully vaccinated. ... The federal government and insurers incentivized healthcare providers in Kentucky and California to vaccinate Medicaid patients against COVID-19 by offering bonuses based on the percentage of patients successfully vaccinated. “[This is] truly sickening and I am embarrassed for my profession by this,” Dr. Meryl Nass, an internist and biological warfare epidemiologist, wrote on her Substack, where she posted several documents relating to the COVID-19 vaccine provider incentive...