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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 04:45 PM
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17. As opposed to "none" currently
And they'll probably get good care for a while, until it bankrupts the providers.

You are right about the need to adequately fund a public option.

I'm not so much worried about "adequate"; I'm worried about "dedicated". If it is part of the general budget, it will be cut, and we all know that.

Medicaid can only pay as little as it does because providers are recouping their losses by taking private insurance patients. As the number of people on Medicaid goes up, that stops being true. And I don't think anybody knows what's going to happen there.
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  -Medicaid Cuts: Teeth Pulled, Transplant Called Off Purveyor  Dec-13-10 02:37 PM   #0 
  - Do not forget--last week it was reported that Texas just wants to  OHdem10   Dec-13-10 02:40 PM   #1 
  - We need single payer. nt  abelenkpe   Dec-13-10 02:40 PM   #2 
  - Yes we do, desperately  DJ13   Dec-13-10 02:42 PM   #3 
  - We could start out by opening it up to the people who can't afford insurance  Recursion   Dec-13-10 02:57 PM   #7 
     - And it's what half the "30 million who will now be covered under this historic law" will be getting  Hello_Kitty   Dec-13-10 04:10 PM   #8 
        - Yep  Recursion   Dec-13-10 04:38 PM   #12 
           - Wow, so you're admitting millions are going to get substandard health care under this plan  Hello_Kitty   Dec-13-10 04:42 PM   #15 
              - As opposed to "none" currently  Recursion   Dec-13-10 04:45 PM   #17 
                 - What good is 'coverage' if no one accepts it?  Hello_Kitty   Dec-13-10 04:50 PM   #18 
                    - Less likely because insurance companies will lobby to have them kept  Recursion   Dec-13-10 04:55 PM   #19 
                       - Why should insurance companies care as long as there's still a mandate?  Hello_Kitty   Dec-13-10 04:57 PM   #20 
                          - Because out of pocket premium cost is capped at 8% of income  Recursion   Dec-13-10 04:58 PM   #21 
                             - My pop set up health insurance plans  abelenkpe   Dec-13-10 05:17 PM   #23 
                             - It's definitely an inefficient way to pay for things  Recursion   Dec-13-10 05:19 PM   #26 
                             - That can be changed. eom  Hello_Kitty   Dec-13-10 05:18 PM   #25 
                                - This is a trade off the insurers were willing to accept  Recursion   Dec-13-10 05:28 PM   #28 
  - What's Medicaid, again?  Recursion   Dec-13-10 02:49 PM   #4 
     - At the federal level  abelenkpe   Dec-13-10 04:24 PM   #10 
        - Right, only the Feds can slash benefits  Recursion   Dec-13-10 04:42 PM   #14 
           - Cutting porofts, marketing costs and administration  abelenkpe   Dec-13-10 05:11 PM   #22 
              - I think we need to concentrate on providers  Recursion   Dec-13-10 05:17 PM   #24 
  - Maybe we need some HCR  zipplewrath   Dec-13-10 02:50 PM   #5 
  - And yet people are supposed to love the idea of a public option?  Recursion   Dec-13-10 02:55 PM   #6 
  - HCR is going to be adding 15 million new Medicaid enrollees to the system.  Hello_Kitty   Dec-13-10 04:12 PM   #9 
  - Don't I know it  Recursion   Dec-13-10 04:43 PM   #16 
  - People love the idea of getting good health care at a fair price  Bluenorthwest   Dec-13-10 04:27 PM   #11 
     - I club baby seals  Recursion   Dec-13-10 04:40 PM   #13 
  - Coming Soon ! to a neighborhood near you.... Frontier Medicine  SoCalDem   Dec-13-10 05:20 PM   #27 
 

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