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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:12 AM

Lawmakers revisiting requiring those on Medicaid to work

Source: ap

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In a recent letter to governors, HHS Secretary Price and Seema Verma, the new head of Medicare and Medicaid, suggested that work itself can be good for health. "The best way to improve the long-term health of low-income Americans is to empower them with skills and employment," they wrote.

Liberals are relishing the contrast if Trump pursues tax cuts for the wealthy while putting the poor to work. "The Republican focus is backwards," said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

Work requirements are under discussion in a number of states, and the first test for the Trump administration could come on a pending waiver application by Kentucky. The proposal from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin would allow the state to suspend coverage for able-bodied adults who don't comply. Job training and caring for a disabled relative would count toward fulfilling the obligation. "Medically frail" people dealing with certain conditions, from substance abuse to cancer, would be exempt.

Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MEDICAID_WORK_REQUIREMENTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-04-21-03-16-39



Man, that will hard on all those unemployed enjoying the High Life of be being poor!

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Reply Lawmakers revisiting requiring those on Medicaid to work (Original post)
Cryptoad Apr 21 OP
Kber Apr 21 #1
Cryptoad Apr 21 #14
Phoenix61 Apr 21 #2
Plucketeer Apr 21 #3
groundloop Apr 21 #4
Cryptoad Apr 21 #16
bucolic_frolic Apr 21 #5
Hassin Bin Sober Apr 22 #21
Blue Idaho Apr 21 #6
AJT Apr 21 #7
Blue Idaho Apr 21 #8
yellowcanine Apr 21 #9
Blue Idaho Apr 21 #11
DK504 Apr 21 #10
Bayard Apr 21 #12
AllaN01Bear Apr 21 #13
lark Apr 21 #15
elmac Apr 21 #17
YOHABLO Apr 21 #18
mantis49 Apr 22 #19
dalton99a Apr 22 #20

Response to Cryptoad (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:29 AM

1. Well sure

Gotta replace those deported farm workers somehow.



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Response to Kber (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:56 AM

14. big traffic jam every moring ,,,,,,

down around every old folks home, from all the farm workers transport trucks!

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Response to Cryptoad (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:36 AM

2. And how much will this extra layer of oversight cost?

Are they planning on increasing the budget for job training, building more vo-tech schools, employing extra admin personnel to perform employment checks? And just for grins and giggles exactly how many able bodied unemployed people are on Medicare and Medicaid? Wouldn't it be better to increase oversight in the claims process so we no longer read about doctors scamming millions and millions of dollars from those two programs? I haven't read a single article about a major insurance carrier getting scammed out of millions and millions of dollars. But then again, why would this administration want to punish a bunch of grifters?

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:55 AM

3. +1K

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:06 AM

4. Well stated.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:46 PM

16. Ahhhh,,,

they will contract it out to Family, Friends and Cronies who run private oversight companies.

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Response to Cryptoad (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:13 AM

5. Gee while you're at it ....

why not bring back child labor so they can pay for their teachers, books, pencils,
computers .... no sense in taxing capital assets like houses to pay for them ... this
would jump the value of housing as taxes went down ... children have been given a
free ride long enough ... make America great again for child labor ... they haven't done
a decent day's work since coal mines in 1910

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 10:10 AM

21. I'd say don't give them any ideas but didn't Newt Gingrich suggest poor kids clean schools?

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Response to Cryptoad (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:17 AM

6. The Victorian notion of the deserving and undeserving poor won't die.

Yet the "state" is simply unable to determine the difference. Sadly that won't stop small hearted snobs from dredging up this bullshit - be they Victorians, Thatcherites, Reganites, or Trump in his golden palace. God forbid we let the poor receive support, love, and respect.

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Response to Blue Idaho (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:20 AM

7. Please sir, may I have more?

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Response to AJT (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:22 AM

8. Right after you move this 5 ton pile of sand

Ten feet to the left...

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Response to Blue Idaho (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:26 AM

9. "Lucky Duckies" is what they are!

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:29 AM

11. Bust up these rocks...

The Dr. Will see you soon...

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Response to Cryptoad (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:26 AM

10. Once again there insanity goes so beyond the pale.

"Man, that will hard on all those unemployed enjoying the High Life of be being poor!"

So all the retired people, disabled and sick people need to pull themselves by their boot straps should go and find a nice paying construction job. Maybe a job at Walmart, that's an easy place to work. Time card tampering unpaid, no insurance, sounds like a plan to me.

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Response to Cryptoad (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:35 AM

12. Who will determine the mentally ill?

Just because you might be physically able, doesn't mean you're capable of holding down a job.

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Response to Cryptoad (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:38 AM

13. hehe , good luck findin a job.

i am disabled you morons . i cant work. i want to work, but because of health conditions , ( rapid heart rate irregu;ar heart rate . pvcs avcs etc , heart failure) how in the hell are u expcting ME to work you morons . maybe you morons should get work and give up your fancy salaries , office staff, congerissional credit cards . and your other perks as well. i live in a senior , lo income and disabled hud apartment , there are people worse off than i am. so up your nose you morons. and i second what the other posters said . hear hear.

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Response to Cryptoad (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:26 PM

15. What if they can't work?

A lot of people are on Medicaid due to disability. Another large bunch is those with babies and very small children, they can't afford to work due to the high cost of child care. What about others who can't find work because they were convicted with felony pot charges, people aren't going to hire them just because Hair Furor says so. Crazy-ass fuckers just poor shaming without caring anything about the reasons.

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Response to Cryptoad (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:39 PM

17. how about a bill forcing lawmakers to actually work? nt

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Response to Cryptoad (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 05:39 PM

18. While the rich sit by the pool checking their stock dividends. Mother Fuckers.

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Response to Cryptoad (Original post)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 09:55 AM

19. What about the working poor making minimum wage who are on Medicaid already?

Get a second or third job?

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Response to Cryptoad (Original post)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 10:06 AM

20. Arbeit macht frei

Get yer lazy ass out of that wheelchair and nursing home!

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