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Better Medicaid access needed

April 28, 2013

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Apr-30-13 4:07 PM

Raj.. you twister of words you... lol! I said we would live healthier and longer if we didn't work.

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Apr-30-13 3:03 PM

Geeze Ellen who the heck do you think pays for medicaid? Obama's stash?

Folks the word is Medicaid.. Or in other words WELFARE!!!!

Can't bash Rajjj He is at the front of the line when the free handouts are called out.. Just ask Jack-Ahhhh Rajj Is right there getting is free Government handouts..

Amazing that some people are so dumb they don't know where the Government gets its money..

Rajj Disgusted works in the health care industry.. Your trying to chew up and spit out someone who has first hand experience with the Welfare @ Medicaid people.

She makes you look really stupid as do you to yourself with your snarly comments.

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Apr-30-13 2:36 PM

Early Bird, you are right, we all need to quit working and quit paying taxes. This is directly from the Medicaid expansion bill. 1. The department of human services shall expand medical assistance coverage as authorized by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [Pub. L. 111-148], as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 [Pub. L. 111-152] to individuals under sixty - five years of age with income below one hundred thirty - eight percent of the federal poverty level, based on modified adjusted gross income.

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Apr-30-13 11:26 AM

What is that level of income exactly? What level of income is defined in dollars and cents as very little? What income qualifies a person for Medicaid?

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Apr-30-13 10:31 AM

EB---The expansion of Medicaid includes people making very little money, people who can't afford health insurance. That the long and short. Yep, would make a heck of a lot of sense to quit working and become destitute to earn a benefit worth about $400 per month, yep all kinds of sense.

And disgusted---yes that was bashing, seems to be the only thing you can grasp.

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Apr-30-13 8:09 AM

Is this for everybody? Who are the people who will benefit from this? I don't understand, this is really confusing to me? Disabled and retired people already have medicaid/medicare, are preventive screenings not already available to those folks? Are we adding the non working unemployed healthy people to this free stuff. I think we all need to quit work and let the government earn it's own money so we don't have to work and we would all stay healthier much longer.

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Apr-30-13 8:01 AM

Again, you have nothing but to bash me?

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Apr-29-13 10:11 PM

Disgusted---You are biased and can't be believed. You don't know what you're talking about.

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Apr-29-13 7:58 PM

As dalryple has said many times, this medicaid expansion is free nmoney. First nothing is every free. Second, government money is CERTAINLY not free. Acess is limited by all the regulations set forth by the government. If you have to ask about the level of care provided by medicaid, you need to do some homework. In fact, each of your questions shows the need for you to do some independent research and not blindly swallow the talking points set froth by the PR companies Sebelius has hired to push Obamacare.

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Apr-29-13 7:49 PM

Disgusted---Excluding your first statement about Medicaid not being free money, which I can't decipher. Everything you said in your comment is wrong. How can expanding coverage do anything but expand access? And what is inherently superior about private insurance?

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Apr-28-13 10:46 PM

Medicaid expansion is NOT free money, does not increase access, but it does continue to provide the poor with worse access and health outcomes than private insurance.

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Apr-28-13 12:12 PM

I second Ellen Schafer's sentiment in this letter, but I'm dismayed by Republican lawmakers reluctance to expand the Medicaid coverage. It seems to me that the legislators who voted again the expansion are tone deaf to an extreme.

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