Medicaid surge triggers cost concerns...

Medicaid surge triggers cost concerns for states

There are 33 comments on the The Washington Post story from May 26, 2014, titled Medicaid surge triggers cost concerns for states. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

This Jan. 23, 2013 file photo shows California State Assemblyman Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, center, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif.

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xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#1 May 26, 2014
Gee, what a surprise. As if states weren't broke enough because of Medicaid. Thank you Democrat leadership once again.

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#2 May 26, 2014
... the Adults need to just come together and figure it out and work it out. tell the right-wingers to go play in the sandbox until the Adults work it out.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#3 May 26, 2014
The "adults" did work it out. They worked out breaking the states and putting them into debt much like the federal government. The "adults" once again scammed people by telling them they are getting something for nothing. The "adults" created even more government dependents than this country has ever seen before.

Maybe it's time the "adults" stand out of the way and let the children run things for a while. The children seem to have more smarts than the adults.

Since: Nov 08

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#4 May 26, 2014
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
... the Adults need to just come together and figure it out and work it out. tell the right-wingers to go play in the sandbox until the Adults work it out.
Thanks for nothing you ignorant democrat ballwasher.
Obamacare is a disease and you helped give it to all of us.
.
I would like to thank Democrats...FOR NOTHING.

Since: Nov 08

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#5 May 26, 2014
Democrats should be punished severely for Obamacare.
truth-facts

Sardinia, OH

#6 May 27, 2014
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
... the Adults need to just come together and figure it out and work it out. tell the right-wingers to go play in the sandbox until the Adults work it out.
Halloween come early,pretending to be a Marine.Your a joke.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#7 May 27, 2014
“Our policy goal is to get people covered, so in that sense it’s a success,” said state legislator Richard Pan, a Democrat who heads the California State Assembly’s health committee.“We are going to have to deal with how to support the success.”

Isn't that like the saying, "The surgery was a success, but the patient died."

Getting people 'covered' is only as good as the plan to actually PAY FOR IT, without draining State treasuries, which are ALREADY strapped.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#8 May 27, 2014
We've already been trough something like this with Clinton's 100,000 police officer bit. The federal government paid for those officers for the first year. After that, they reduced payments yearly for these new officers on a gradual scale until it became a financial problem for the cities and counties that jumped on this program.

If you think something is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs for free.
truth-facts

Chillicothe, OH

#9 May 27, 2014
The brillance of the dumbocraps never shocks me anymore.
Hey let's do this and we'll let someone else figure out how to pay for it.
They put that shiny object in the sheep's eyes and the sheep always fall for their scams.
lolol

Rio Rancho, NM

#10 May 27, 2014
the states jumped on obamas expanded medicaid wagon and are now finding just how many they will be on the hook for when the fed medicaid subsidy dries up and states are on the hook for all the costs. States forgot obama can just print money out of thin air and state budgets can't. It's going to be a bloodbath when the states have to kick all the medicaid users off the system when funds dry up/

Since: Nov 08

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#11 May 27, 2014
Thank you Democrats...FOR NOTHING**********
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#12 May 27, 2014
lolol wrote:
the states jumped on obamas expanded medicaid wagon and are now finding just how many they will be on the hook for when the fed medicaid subsidy dries up and states are on the hook for all the costs. States forgot obama can just print money out of thin air and state budgets can't. It's going to be a bloodbath when the states have to kick all the medicaid users off the system when funds dry up/
The same thing happened with Trains to Nowhere. Our wonderful Governor Kasich told DumBama to stick his trains where the sun doesn't shine. On the other hand, liberal California went along with the meaningless program and are finding themselves in a precarious situation because of all the state money needed to complete and support the project.
podunker

Pittsburgh, PA

#13 May 27, 2014
today government takes in .....,every year ...., the EQUIVALENT OF 300 YEARS OF WAL MART PROFITS. OF its 10,000 stores, ... and the politicians spend it all on themselves, welfare and every other nanny state contrivance ....and the shortfall is the equal to 1000 years of walmart profits...and millions of detroit scenarios..
foster

Ashburn, VA

#14 May 28, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
The "adults" did work it out. They worked out breaking the states and putting them into debt much like the federal government. The "adults" once again scammed people by telling them they are getting something for nothing. The "adults" created even more government dependents than this country has ever seen before.
Maybe it's time the "adults" stand out of the way and let the children run things for a while. The children seem to have more smarts than the adults.
States are broke from Bush policies not medicaid. Your State didnt expand medicaid so any fiscal problems is not from medicaid. Besides the feds picks up the tab for expansion.
foster

Ashburn, VA

#15 May 28, 2014
Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for nothing you ignorant democrat ballwasher.
Obamacare is a disease and you helped give it to all of us.
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I would like to thank Democrats...FOR NOTHING.
Try being self sustaining.
foster

Ashburn, VA

#16 May 28, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
“Our policy goal is to get people covered, so in that sense it’s a success,” said state legislator Richard Pan, a Democrat who heads the California State Assembly’s health committee.“We are going to have to deal with how to support the success.”
Isn't that like the saying, "The surgery was a success, but the patient died."
Getting people 'covered' is only as good as the plan to actually PAY FOR IT, without draining State treasuries, which are ALREADY strapped.
The feds picks up all the cost for 3 years then 90%. If a State cant support its residents what good is that Govt? Those people pay the bills.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#17 May 28, 2014
foster wrote:
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The feds picks up all the cost for 3 years then 90%. If a State cant support its residents what good is that Govt? Those people pay the bills.
Some people look to the State for support.

The job of the State, however, isn't to support the people, it is to support the collective needs of the people; like roads, bridges, education, clean water, regulations, courts and justice systems.

When it gets into the business of supporting individual people, then the government endangers its ability to meet its primary responsibility to the whole.

States get into debt, roads and bridges crumble, education gets underfunded, etc.

Medicaid expansion is just another financial burden placed upon those states who chose to grab those SHORT TERM Federal dollars.
foster

Ashburn, VA

#18 May 28, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
<quoted text>
Some people look to the State for support.
The job of the State, however, isn't to support the people, it is to support the collective needs of the people; like roads, bridges, education, clean water, regulations, courts and justice systems.
When it gets into the business of supporting individual people, then the government endangers its ability to meet its primary responsibility to the whole.
States get into debt, roads and bridges crumble, education gets underfunded, etc.
Medicaid expansion is just another financial burden placed upon those states who chose to grab those SHORT TERM Federal dollars.
26 States refused expansion. The financial problems in those Republican lead States is not because of providing access for residents. Those States based on you argument are on easy street, right?
foster

Ashburn, VA

#19 May 28, 2014
If your State didnt accept the funding or expand medicaid your books should be balanced and public services plentiful. There should be celebration in those States and citizens not dying from lack of health care access.
foster

Ashburn, VA

#20 May 28, 2014
Providing Health Care to those who cant afford the cost is a basic demonstration of a civilized society respect for Human Rights.

Humanity on a battlefield causes an advancing military campaign to render medical aid to the opposition.

Why would you be so willing to step over and neglect your neighbor in a similiar scenario?

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