Medicaid forum draws hundreds

Jan 21, 2011 Read more: Democrat & Chronicle
For two hours, speaker after speaker came to the microphones Thursday in the theater of The Strong museum and suggested how the state could improve its Medicaid program. Read more

Lady Lake, FL

#1 Feb 1, 2011
Reading posts on this subject doesn't reflect truth that this program is full of fraud, overuse and misuse. In some families rite of passage is obtaining a medicaid or welfare card. There are cases when patients receive medications which pharmacologically similar to those already in use. Can one imagine a patient taking fifteen to twenty different medications, filled every thirty days! Minor ailments are seen in ER's, sometimes patients being delivered in ambulances!
There is little that can be done. Reduced benefits may hurt patients, but activists will sue to recover those benefits. Patients rarely pay co-pay on prescriptons.
Social programs are parasitic in nature, which means they will continue, like parasites,even to death of economic system, demanding more benefits. One can sympathize with poor people's needs, but money doesn't grow on trees, and taxes become prohibitive, forcing owners and industry to sell or cease operations. But, medicaid and welfare will incrase

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