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  1. 28 Dec '14 22:46

    The Affordable Care Act provided a big increase in Medicaid payments for primary care in 2013 and 2014. But the increase expires on Thursday — just weeks after the Obama administration told the Supreme Court that doctors and other providers had no legal right to challenge the adequacy of payments they received from Medicaid.

    The impact will vary by state, but a study by the Urban Institute, a nonpartisan research organization, estimates that doctors who have been receiving the enhanced payments will see their fees for primary care cut by 43 percent, on average.

    Stephen Zuckerman, a health economist at the Urban Institute and co-author of the report, said Medicaid payments for primary care services could drop by 50 percent or more in California, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania, among other states.




    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/28/us/obamacare-medicaid-fee-increases-expiring.html?_r=0

    Happy Obama New Year
  2. 28 Dec '14 23:31
    Originally posted by Eladar
    [b]
    The Affordable Care Act provided a big increase in Medicaid payments for primary care in 2013 and 2014. But the increase expires on Thursday — just weeks after the Obama administration told the Supreme Court that doctors and other providers had no legal right to challenge the adequacy of payments they received from Medicaid.

    The impact will vary by st ...[text shortened]... es.com/2014/12/28/us/obamacare-medicaid-fee-increases-expiring.html?_r=0

    Happy Obama New Year
    Soon the health care for the VA will start to look good compared to the rest of the country
  3. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    29 Dec '14 02:37
    Originally posted by Eladar
    [b]
    The Affordable Care Act provided a big increase in Medicaid payments for primary care in 2013 and 2014. But the increase expires on Thursday — just weeks after the Obama administration told the Supreme Court that doctors and other providers had no legal right to challenge the adequacy of payments they received from Medicaid.

    The impact will vary by st ...[text shortened]... es.com/2014/12/28/us/obamacare-medicaid-fee-increases-expiring.html?_r=0

    Happy Obama New Year
    We've been hearing about this for how many years now??
  4. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    29 Dec '14 04:41
    More text quoted from the same article:

    In his budget request in March, President Obama proposed a one-year extension of the higher Medicaid payments. Several Democratic members of Congress backed the idea, but the proposals languished, and such legislation would appear to face long odds in the new Congress, with Republicans controlling both houses.

    So whose fault is it, really?
  5. 29 Dec '14 11:59 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    More text quoted from the same article:

    In his budget request in March, President Obama proposed a one-year extension of the higher Medicaid payments. Several Democratic members of Congress backed the idea, but the proposals languished, and such legislation would appear to face long odds in the new Congress, with Republicans controlling both houses.

    So whose fault is it, really?
    OK Gruber Goobers, whose fault is it?

    On the count of one, two, three say, "It's the GOP's fault!".

    I recommend doing this at least once a day as a daily affirmation exercise.

    If the truth be known, the American people are not guaranteed anything whether it be Social Security or health care. In the end, we are all held hostage at the whim of bureaucrats who simply point fingers at each other then they start screwing us all. We are not promised a dime by any of them, and at some point, if not now, we will be gradually be weaned of our funds once we have all become dependent upon them.
  6. 29 Dec '14 16:09
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    More text quoted from the same article:

    In his budget request in March, President Obama proposed a one-year extension of the higher Medicaid payments. Several Democratic members of Congress backed the idea, but the proposals languished, and such legislation would appear to face long odds in the new Congress, with Republicans controlling both houses.

    So whose fault is it, really?
    Obama's for not writing it into the law when he had the Democrats write it.

    But he couldn't because that would make the numbers look bad. As I said, the mirror is about to shatter.