Medicaid Drops Coverage For Mom With Cancer

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    Strange. I could have sworn this is why we were told the government had to take over health care. I thought only the "evil" insurance companies did this.

     
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    Her income is too high, and undoubtedly her cert period was up. We don't close people's medical until the end of a cert period.

    She's one of the people who Obama is going to screw. If she's working, she's going to pay higher taxes, be fined for not purchasing health insurance, and not qualify for the free stuff.

    I'm telling you, people are going to quit working. Pretty soon it's going to be really easy to get those low-paying jobs. REALLY easy.
     
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    Medicaid is run by the states not the federal government. Secondly, Florida is a Republican-controlled state.

    There you have it. Republicans and state control; the worst possible combination.
     
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    Yep.
     
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    That is false. Medicaid is administered by the states, but it receives half its funding from the Federal government and is subject to several Federal guidelines. Regardless, the point is that the government shouldn't be running nor making health care decisions for anybody. If you think it matters whether it's at the national or state level or that it makes any difference which party is in control then you're as big a tool as I suspect. Maybe bigger.
     
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    Jackson Memorial Hospital IS the County Hospital...it says in the hospital, because this procedure is at a high risk of something going wrong is why they will not perform it, without Medicaid.

    Apparently there must be some sort of liability for what can go wrong, if the patient is covered by Medicaid.

    Jackson Memorial Hospital should just have this woman WAVE her right to sue, if something goes wrong....she is DEAD without the procedure, I bet she would take her chances.....
     
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    Jackson Memorial Hospital IS the County Hospital...it says in the article, because this procedure is at a high risk of something going wrong is why they will not perform it, without Medicaid.

    Apparently there must be some sort of liability for what can go wrong, if the patient is covered by Medicaid.

    Jackson Memorial Hospital should just have this woman WAVE her right to sue, if something goes wrong....she is DEAD without the procedure, I bet she would take her chances.....
     
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    The problem is Social Security is entirely Federal, but Medicaid is administered by the States - and the individual States set the specific income guidelines. Most likely somebody thought they were helping this woman by inquiring at the Social Security office for her, and the Social Security people followed up. The left hand and the right hand don't compare notes. Did the Social Security people know (or care) this would put her over the income limit for MA? Did some caseworker she dealt with at the State office put in an inquiry with SS thinking he or she was doing her a favor? Or was it orchestrated deliberately? I guess anything is possible, but somebody really screwed this woman with incompetence or to score a point. Either way it's horrible.
     
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    The only reason this woman is alive today and able to complain about the gov't screwing her is b/c the gov't paid for her six months of chemo. If the gov't stayed out of health care like you're saying, she'd already be dead.
     
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    Honestly, that is a pretty good point.
     

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