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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:51 PM

Feds give FL permission to privatize long-term Medicaid care

TALLAHASSEE The Obama administration Monday gave Florida permission to transfer part of its Medicaid program to private health-care companies beginning this summer.

The state will enroll 87,000 Medicaid patients --- low-income seniors needing long-term care in one of five health-care plans that were selected last month to cover patients living in 11 districts around the state. The companies include American Eldercare, Sunshine State Health Plan, United HealthCare of Florida, Coventry Health Care of Florida and Amerigroup Florida.

In 2011, the Legislature approved a shift from fee-for-service to managed care for most of its 3.3 million Medicaid population, in hopes of curbing soaring costs of the $22-billion program. But the shift requires a "waiver" from the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration, which pays about 58 percent of the program's total cost.

Monday's announcement allowed that change only for a relative handful of elderly patients the Agency for Health Care Administration estimated it would cost $2.4 billion over the next year -- but lawmakers saw it as a critical first step.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/nationworld/fl-medicaid-managed-care-approved-20130204,0,5810853.story

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Reply Feds give FL permission to privatize long-term Medicaid care (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 OP
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #1
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #2
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #6
Riley18 Feb 2013 #3
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #4
forestpath Feb 2013 #5
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #7
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #8
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #9
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #11
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #12
Riley18 Feb 2013 #16
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #17
Octafish Feb 2013 #10
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #13
RedCappedBandit Feb 2013 #14
hay rick Feb 2013 #15
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #18
raouldukelives Feb 2013 #19
William769 Feb 2013 #20
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #21
libtodeath Feb 2013 #22

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:09 PM

1. Her come the real death panels to kill Grandma.

Murder for profit.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:11 PM

2. I don't have confidence in this, given the experience I had with HMOs in Florida in the 90s.

Anything that can get buried under the rugs, usually does in this state.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:04 PM

6. +1.

 

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:42 PM

3. Hand Rick Scott the power over poor, ill elderly.

Very sad and frightening for them, and it opens the door for Scott to control the rest of the Medicaid money. I hate to think what will happen to the children on Medicaid when the Feds give him the rest of the money. Privatizing services paid for by taxes is wrong. Corporations are not in business for any reason but turning a profit

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Response to Riley18 (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:51 PM

4. A ugly turn of events. You are quite right.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:59 PM

5. If he'd do it to Medicaid, he'd do it to Medicare and Social Security.

 

This is the first step in throwing seniors completely to the wolves.

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Response to forestpath (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:05 PM

7. +1.

 

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:07 PM

8. Our first black president is the leader in privatization of public services. who would have

 

believed it?

"but lawmakers saw it as a critical first step."

Hey, all you little mary sunshines, I thought obamacare was the first step toward universal health care, not the first step toward PRIVATIZATION?

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:12 PM

9. I am really afraid that we have been thrown to the wolves.

I don't really think that national level Dems know how bad things are for us down here. They never get beyond the rainmakers.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:55 PM

11. i don't think either they, or the republicans in DC, give a damn, actually.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:01 AM

12. I think we have to take great personal risk to tell our stories.

If D.C. is being shut down because the Florida networks got to them, then, we have to find another way.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:57 PM

16. Exactly. I keep thinking of the saying:

If you are not at the table, you are on the menu. The politicians are only too eager to profit at our expense.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:55 PM

17. Well spoken and so true!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:28 PM

10. Billion dollar bonuses for Goldman Sachs, AIG, etc...

Cat food and wallowing in waste at the mercy of healthcare profiteers for the seniors.

Such is life in the United States of America in the 21st century.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:14 AM

13. +1. The evidence is all around us that neoliberalism is a fucking failure; yet on the bulldozers go

 

and both democrats and republicans are driving them.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:19 AM

14. I really am starting to feel like it's all just hopeless..

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:27 AM

15. Rick Scott and federal health care dollars- what could possibly go wrong?

The fraud starts in 3...2...1...

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Response to hay rick (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:56 PM

18. ((((( ZERO ))))))

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:34 PM

19. Yet another victory for Wall St investors! nt

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:46 PM

20. This will not turn out good.

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Response to William769 (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:50 PM

21. It's time to come clean about this state.

Too many professionals are working too hard to hide their mistakes. Things are a lot more inequitable than people realize.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:59 PM

22. How the fuck can this be allowed?

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