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Fri May 30, 2014, 02:45 AM

[NC] Senate budget would cut elderly, blind and disabled from Medicaid rolls [View all]

Source: Raleigh News & Observer

The Senate budget proposal upends the state Department of Health and Human Services by moving to take away its biggest responsibility, Medicaid. At the same time it would cut thousands of elderly and disabled people, and other beneficiaries with high medical bills, from the government insurance plan.

This appears to be a first step Senate Republicans are proposing to cut Medicaid services and shrink the number of beneficiaries.

The budget includes a provision that would have the state health agency develop proposals by next year for cutting optional Medicaid services for elderly and disabled beneficiaries, limiting coverage to only that required by federal regulations or laws.

North Carolina’s Medicaid program is considered “rich” because it goes far beyond the basics. “Optional” services under Medicaid include prescription drugs, mental health and dental care.

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/29/3896674/senate-budget-would-cut-elderly.html



Full title: Senate budget would cut elderly, blind and disabled from Medicaid rolls and looks to more service reductions

So won't the "PRO LIFE" right wingers march with the left-wing Moral Majority? Oh wait, there are fetuses to be rescued, and it ain't pro life if it's socialized medicine!

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