From Pine View Farm

We Need Single Payer 0

Or we shall continue to sacrifice the poor upon the altar inscribed, To Hell with Them.

The states and the federal government share the cost of Medicaid, which saw a record enrollment increase of 3.3 million people last year. The program now benefits 47 million people, primarily children, pregnant women, disabled adults and nursing home residents. It falls to the states to control spending by setting limits on eligibility, benefits and provider payments within broad federal guidelines.

Michigan, like many other states, did just that last year, packaging the 8 percent reimbursement cut with the elimination of dental, vision, podiatry, hearing and chiropractic services for adults.

The story tells of doctors turning away patients, many of whom they have treated for years and some of whom are one treatment from their deathbeds.

H/T Karen for the link.


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