Dems Still Dishonestly Touting ACA as the Only Fix for Preexisting Conditions (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Excuse me, but a federal takeover of healthcare (aka Obamacare) was not the only answer to preexisting conditions.  Most states had hi-risk pools and the ACA had one, too (115,000 people signed up).  A one-page bill was all that was necessary, if federalization is your thing.
https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2020/08/18/arizonans-share-health-care-struggles-in-democratic-convention-speeches/

Dems admit failure, want another shot at ‘fixing’ healthcare once and for all, after their Obamacare failed to fix  healthcare once and for all
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/democrats-promise-to-fix-healthcare-again-after-obamacare-crashed-and-burned

  • The Dems got everything they wanted and they’re still complaining.  What makes you think their next ‘fix’ for healthcare will be better than their previous fixes?

Obamacare premiums to go up as much as 5 percent in Montana next year.  This is not what we were promised.  #WheresMy2500
https://missoulacurrent.com/business/2020/08/policy-rates-steady/

Dem Hill staffers could not be more wrong about short-term plans: “Eliminating this option would force those enrolled in short-term plans to choose between paying much higher premiums for ACA-compliant coverage and becoming uninsured.”
https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200813.226193/full/

  • “In 2017, Balvin purchased an STLDI plan from UnitedHealthcare for $274 per month. It covered the entire cost of her emergency surgery for diverticulitis, minus a $2,500 deductible. Had she purchased an ACA plan, her premium would have been three times as high and her deductible in the range of $6,000.”

Medicaid expansion initiative passes in Missouri without a funding mechanism; where will the state get the extra $200-349 million it will have to pay every year?  Nobody knows.
http://www.maryvilleforum.com/opinion/capitol-report-medicaid-expansion-approved-leaders-concerned-about-budget/article_d884ab72-dcac-11ea-b0ec-cbf17983fadb.html

  • Missouri now in the same boat as Idaho and Oklahoma

Maine – a Medicaid expansion state – facing $1.4B budget shortfall over next 3 years, hoping for a federal Medicaid bailout.  Hoping you can mooch off Washington – good plan! #StupidGovernment
https://bangordailynews.com/2020/08/19/politics/as-maine-confronts-spending-cuts-advocates-hope-for-federal-aid-to-spare-medicaid/

House bill would dump more money on Medicaid, but more fraud and waste would be the result
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/expand-medicaid-democrat-plan-expand-waste-sally-pipes

Medicaid expansion driving higher Medicaid enrollment in Ohio. #Unsustainable
https://www.cleveland.com/open/2020/07/ohio-medicaid-rolls-climbing-toward-3-million-again.html

Virginia’s Medicaid expansion enrollment has exceeded projections ever since December 2019 and is still rising – 400K max projected, versus 452K now (up 11,000 from 4 weeks ago).
http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/#/dashboard

Medicaid expansion would not be ‘free’ to North Carolina – state would have to pay 10 percent, healthcare prices in the state would increase due to private insurance crowd-out, and the federal debt would rise
https://www.yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/95576/jordan-roberts-medicaid-expansion-isnt-free-to-the-state

Medicaid expansion does not reduce black/white breast cancer mortality dispariy; disparity went UP in expansion states.
https://www.docwirenews.com/abstracts/journal-abstracts/evaluating-the-effect-of-medicaid-expansion-on-black-white-breast-cancer-mortality-disparities-a-difference-in-difference-analysis/

Initial increase in annual diabaetes eye exams after Medicaid expansion has dissipated; exam rate now higher in non-expansion states
https://www.newswise.com/articles/simply-expanding-medicaid-coverage-can-t-solve-this-leading-public-health-challenge

This is laughable – “Kansas could be at disadvantage for attracting talented doctors unless it passes Medicaid expansion”.  You mean to tell me that doctors would be clamoring to get into a state where there would be more patients paying less than insurance, Medicare, and private payer rates?  That’s absurd.
http://wyandottedaily.com/kansas-could-be-at-disadvantage-for-attracting-talented-doctors-unless-it-passes-medicaid-expansion-according-to-kha-executive/

Hospital charity care goes DOWN after Medicaid expansion. With less ‘community benefit’, tell me again why hospitals should get Medicaid expansion AND fat tax breaks?  That’s too good a deal. #OinkOink
https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/spending-charity-care-stalled-medicaid-expanded

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– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Rube Goldberg’s Revenge (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Dad unable to find Obamacare plan for 7-year-old daughter’s leukemia treatment
https://www.cato.org/events/does-affordable-care-act-discriminate-against-sick

10 Colorado counties down to one Obamacare insurer for 2021
http://www.realvail.com/eagle-county-among-unlucky-10-colorado-counties-with-just-one-aca-insurance-plan/a8765/

Obamacare premiums set to go up in California (again).  This is not what we were promised. #WheresMy2500
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/california-obamacare-rates-to-see-lowest-increase-in-2021

ACA risk adjustment program a flop; reduces competition, increases premiums, and disincentivizes plans from enrolling healthy people. #RubeGoldbergsRevenge
https://galen.org/assets/The_ACAs_Risk_Adjustment_Program_Needs_Adjusting.pdf
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https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/509630-a-commonsense-step-to-help-the-individual-health-insurance-market

States out $479 million in Obamacare fees they paid to the federal government, per appeals court ruling. #RubeGoldbergsRevenge
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-obamacare-states/states-lose-appeals-bid-to-recoup-479-million-in-obamacare-fees-idUSL2N2F22I1

Insurers ordinarily can’t change Obamacare premiums during a benefit year. #RubeGoldbergsRevenge
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/insurers-can-trim-obamacare-premiums-federal-regulators-say

Another stupid Obamacare idea (since repealed) – taxing health insurance to make it more affordable.  The next time someone tells you they’re a genius mastermind, run for the hills!
https://www.nj.com/opinion/2020/07/tax-health-insurance-coverage-to-make-it-more-affordable-thats-greek-to-me-mulshine.html

Law firm that won ACA risk corridor case wants $185 million in fees.  Your read that right – $185 MILLION.  Obamacare never was about healthcare.  Ca-ching, ca-ching!
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/business-and-practice/quinn-emanuel-seeks-185-million-for-obamacare-payments-case

Biden doubles down on failed Obamacare – wants increased subsidies and a no-deductible public option despite program’s cost of $69,000 per newly insured person in the first six years
https://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/commentary/obamacare-20-bill-would-be-windfall-pyrrhic-victory-insurance-lobby

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Promise Made, Promises Broken (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Number insured under Obamacare barely budges – 11 million latest count.  This is hardly the 21 million we were promised.  Obamacare has failed utterly and completely to deliver on its promises. #KeepYourDoctor #KeepYourPlan #WheresMy2500
https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/nearly-11-million-paid-premiums-for-aca-exchanges-at-beginning-2020-a-slight-increase

Connecticut Obamacare insurers seeking rate hikes up to 9.9 percent. #NotWhatWeWerePromised #WheresMy2500
https://www.ctpost.com/business/article/Health-insurers-seek-rate-hikes-up-to-9-9-percent-15433118.php

Essence of Obamacare: The government has to pay for people’s healthcare so the government doesn’t have to pay for people’s healthcare.  Sure, that makes a lot of sense.

Good luck, Oklahoma, you’re going to need it.  The Medicaid expansion you just voted for will cost you $200 million a year to start and you have no idea how you’re going to pay for it (just like Idaho).  State lawmakers are alrready scrambling to cut the budget to pay for this mess.
https://apnews.com/dc52dffc2b8792e88aeec28b9569a041
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2020/07/20/medicaid-expansion-will-add-to-oklahomas-woes/#d1e395942ddb

‘Idaho’s Medicaid expansion by referendum was an act of selflessness’ – are you kidding?  Idaho still doesn’t know how they’re going to pay for it.  More magical thinking from the #UtopianLeft
https://lmtribune.com/opinion/editorial-idaho-s-act-of-selflessness-pays-its-dividend/article_01e90e17-52f7-5080-bd10-e5fefe04d0d4.html

Will Missouri march off a cliff, too?  Medicaid expansion referndum set for August 4th:

Temporary boost in federal funding for base Medicaid program won’t save states from budget shortfalls – day of reckoning coming
https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/press-release/temporary-enhanced-federal-medicaid-funding-can-soften-the-economic-blow-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-states-but-is-unlikely-to-fully-offset-state-revenue-declines-or-forestall-budget-shortfalls/

Medicaid enrollment pandemic tidal wave coming; no extra funding for Medicaid expansion, so expansion states will be hardest hit  (p. 14)
https://www.heartland.org/_template-assets/documents/publications/HCN-2020/July20HCN%20vweb.pdf

Medicaid expansion states crying and moaning for more federal money in wake of COVID crisis. NO!  They foolishly expanded Medicaid beyond a poverty program into a middle-class entitlement and no one else should have to pay for their bad decisions.
https://www.washingtonpolicy.org/publications/detail/states-expanded-medicaid-now-they-want-the-federal-government-to-bail-them-out

COVID to increase Medicaid spending by half a trillion dollars. #Unsustainable
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/medicaid-spending-study-covid-19

Virginia’s Medicaid expansion enrollment has exceeded projections ever since December 2019 and is still rising – 400K max projected, versus 441K now (up 10,000 from 4 weeks ago). #Unsustainable
http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/#/dashboard

Arizona Medicaid enrollment hits record high to 27 percent of the state’s population; further increases expected.  #Unsustainable
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-health/2020/07/14/enrollment-arizonas-medicaid-program-hits-record-2-million/5429518002/

COVID to swell Colorado Medicaid rolls by 500,000, 200,000 of whom are expected to remain after crisis eases. #Unsustainable

https://coloradosun.com/2020/06/25/coronavirus-medicaid-hospital-prices/

Medicaid expansion enrollment climbing in Montana. #Unsustainable
https://www.mtpr.org/post/medicaid-expansion-enrollment-montana-grew-1700-may

Medicaid expansion decreases life expectancy – “average life expectancy decreased more rapidly in states that expanded their Medicaid coverage than in non-expansion states” (p. 14)
https://www.heartland.org/_template-assets/documents/publications/HCN-2020/July20HCN%20vweb.pdf

The feds recovered almost $3.6 billion in healthcare fraud dollars last year. More gubmint, please!
https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/oig-report-feds-clawed-back-3-6b-fraud-recoveries-2019

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– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Court Upholds Trump Version of Catastrophic Insurance (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Federal appellate court upholds escape hatch from Obamacare – short-term plans.  Hip, Hip, Hooray for true catastrophic insurance and the restoration of sanity to the individual marketplace.
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/trump-wins-on-obamacare-alternative-appeals-court-upholds

Obamacare activists reading judicial tea leaves are encouraged by the fact the Supreme Court struck down provisions of the CFPB without striking the entire law (implication: the Court could strike the individual mandate and leave the rest of Obamacare in place)
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/obamacare-backers-see-hope-in-roberts-opinion-in-non-health-case

Trump administration removes Obamacare rules requiring employers to provide abortifacient and ‘gender identity’ coverage
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/trump-hhs-dept-removes-obamacare-rule-mandating-coverage-abortions-and-gender-identity

Federal judge blocks Trump administration rule requiring insurers to issue separate bills for abortion coverage
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/10/politics/federal-judge-obamacare-abortion-coverage/index.html

Catholic diocese likely to appeal New York court order requiring diocese to pay for abortion coverage under state law
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/07/02/court-rules-catholic-church-must-pay-for-killing-babies-in-abortion-in-its-insurance-plan/

Obamacare subsidizes hi-risk lifestyles, meaning taxpayers fund healthcare for people who make bad lifestyle choices. #Unsustainable
https://www.washingtonpolicy.org/publications/detail/should-the-rest-of-us-pay-for-other-peoples-bad-lifestyle-choices

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‘Enhancement’ Bill Doubles Down on Failed Obamacare (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare ‘enhancement’ bill would increase subsidies, fatten insurance company profits, and unnecessarily federalize successful state reinsurance programs
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/06/24/obamacare-2-0-bill-would-be-a-windfall-but-also-pyrrhic-victory-for-insurance-lobby/

Turbulence ahead for Obamacare individual market as workers laid off in the pandemic lose employer coverage; it’s the less healthy who tend to sign up for insurance
https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/insurers-should-prepare-for-volatile-individual-market-due-to-covid-19-pandemic-study

Obamacare’s #EpicFail – left 29 million uninsured, sent the disabled to the back of the line for Medicaid, and drowned doctors in red tape and record-keeping
https://heartlanddailynews.com/2020/06/obamacare-gets-mixed-reviews-on-its-tenth-anniversary/

Cost of insurance still climbing out of sight for those ineligible for Obamacare subsidies
https://news.ehealthinsurance.com/_ir/68/20205/eHealth_2020_ACA_Index_Report_Unsubsidized_Consumers.pdf

Businesses and religious group sue Illinois over law requiring abortion coverage in all insurance policies sold in the state (not even churches are exempt)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/illinois-sued-over-law-compelling-health-insurance-coverage-for-abortions_3385694.html

“Obama believed it was necessary to compel the Little Sisters of the Poor to purchase abortion coverage. Many people are rightly offended by this ideological nonsense masquerading as affordable health care.”
https://www.sj-r.com/article/20200611/OPINION/200619946/2014

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Obamacare ruined private insurance (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare ten years on – 30 million still can’t afford health insurance. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/05/26/a-decade-after-obamacare-became-law-rep-cathy-mcmorris-rodgers-is-working-to-fix-the-issues-it-created/

Obamacare ruined private insurance – it’s now Medicaid with narrow networks and high deductibles
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2020/05/26/the-five-deadly-sins-of-private-health-insurance/#177fb595a5ad

Oklahoma withdraws federal Medicaid expansion block grant application due to lack of state funds; ballot initiative still pending
https://medcitynews.com/2020/06/oklahoma-pulls-medicaid-expansion-plans-over-funding-concerns/

Tennessee legislature tables Medicaid expansion bills for now
https://www.memphisflyer.com/NewsBlog/archives/2020/06/03/lawmakers-send-tenncare-expansion-back-to-waiting-room

Louisiana Medicaid rolls swell by 58,000; state got extra pandemic money from feds, but will be in a world of hurt financially because the specially enrolled will linger on rolls for months after temporary pandemic gravy train ends
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_693263a6-a5dc-11ea-9669-2fa5504c7e84.html

Proposals in Congress would scale back Medicaid expansion provider tax shell game
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/medicaid-expansion-and-the-provider-taxes-con-game

“The coronavirus recession is no excuse for Medicaid expansion”
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-coronavirus-recession-is-no-excuse-for-medicaid-expansion

How to Defraud Medicaid #191 – wife becomes Medicaid service provider, husband scours obits, plugs names into Medicaid database, bills Medicaid for fictitious services before date of death, fly away on private jet with $13 million. Sweet!
https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2020/05/29/couple-rips-off-medicaid-to-fuel-lavish-lifestyle-indicted-wednesday/

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– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Irresponsible Politicians Howl for More Medicaid Money (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Virginia’s irresponsible Governor praises Medicaid expansion but neglects to mention enrollment blew past projections mnoths ago and already far exceeds the estimated all-time high the program was ever supposed to reach.  #WhataSnake
https://www.whsv.com/content/news/With-Memorial-Day-weekend-approaching-Gov-Northam-addresses-Virginia-570629271.html

  • Definition of a successful politician – one who builds their career on giving away other people’s money and dismisses all concerns with an patrician wave of the hand

Illinois Dems want to sneak in ‘free’ Medicaid to illegal alien seniors for ‘eensy-weensy’ price tag without public debate, BUT Illinois will become a magent drawing more recipients, feds won’t share the cost, and it’s an insult to U.S. citizenship
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/medicaid-expansion-to-seniors-who-arent-u-s-citizens-estimated-to-cost-illinois-1-8/article_1324aff9-7c53-5369-a705-586874068626.html

Pandemic kills Medicaid expansion in Kansas for the year, saves irresponsible politicians from themselves
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/28/coronavirus-health-insurance-expansion-287874

Missouri Medicaid slated to grow like a mushroom to 44 percent of state budget; Medicaid expansion would make the problem worse
https://themissouritimes.com/opinion-medicaid-expansion-would-be-a-disaster-for-missouri/

States facing massive Medicaid shortfalls – some considering lower provider rates and other cuts to save their budgets, while others are baying for federal bail-outs.  And thus we have proof positive that Medicaid is #Unsustainable and not a program for all seasons.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/medicaid/498097-governors-eye-medicaid-cuts-to-ease-covid-19-budget-pain

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– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Insurers Back on Crack – Obamacare subsidies too addictive (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Pandemic’s hit to employer plans drives cowardly insurers back to Obamacare – “There is growing taste for subsidized business”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/14/coronavirus-health-insurers-obamacare-257099

“Fewer Cancer Deaths After ACA Medicaid Expansion” – one of a slew of articles recently touting better health outcomes with Medicaid expansion; in some instance yes, in some instances no, but in any case the cost per patient helped is ginormous and nobody ever talks about that
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/930510

COVID budget crunch forces California to pull the plug on plans to give Medicaid coverage to illegal aliens.  So, you were going to make more people dependent on you, just to pull the rug out from under them when it got too hard for you?  How cruel you supposedly ‘compassionate’ people really are. #UnsustainablePipeDreams
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/employee-benefits/california-health-expansion-plans-shelved-in-virus-budget-crunch

Never let a good coronavirus go to waste – dependency lobby exploiting pandemic to push for Medicaid expansion in Southern/GOP states
https://khn.org/morning-breakout/medicaid-expansion-advocates-hope-pandemic-will-boost-support-in-southern-states/
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-pandemic-renews-push-for-medicaid-expansion-in-gop-led-states-11589194800

Remember this one? ‘We need Medicaid expansion so people will have a doctor and won’t have to go to expensive emergency rooms.’ – Study shows “Trouble getting a doctor’s appointment may drive Medicaid enrollees to opt for the ER”. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/aaof-tga051220.php

The difference between people and animals is that people plan for the future.  Or, at least, we’re supposed to….  Advocates want to use one-time COVID funds for Medicaid expansion in Alabama.  Can you get more irresponsible than this?
https://yellowhammernews.com/7-things-alabama-one-of-the-most-open-states-jones-continues-supporting-biden-democrats-want-to-use-one-time-funds-for-medicaid-expansion-and-more/

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– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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We Don’t Know How to Pay for Medicaid Expansion, But We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1999! (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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The cost of voter-mandated Medicaid expansion in Nebraska was predicated on state tax revenue growth. With the pandemic hitting state budgets hard, now what? #CarefulWhatYouWishFor
https://www.nptelegraph.com/opinion/todays_column/groene-this-is-no-time-for-pie-in-the-sky-proposals/article_6187f088-8fef-11ea-bfd4-6fb885d638cb.html

Advocates claim necessary signatures to put Medicaid expansion initiatuve on the ballot in November in Missouri.  Good luck paying for it.
https://www.lakenewsonline.com/news/20200504/medicaid-expansion-advocates-say-they-have-signatures-to-force-public-vote

Oklahoma legislature getting a pay raise and they still haven’t figured out how to pay for Medicaid expansion or factor the pandemic into their calculations for it. Party like it’s 1999!
https://www.newson6.com/story/5eb3438fe934da1d6e7eb649/oklahoma-legislature-gets-pay-raise-amid-budget-cuts

Democrat pandemic relief plan would give states $19 in federal funds for every dollar a state spends on Medicaid, and they want to make this permanent. “This invites enormous and wasteful spending….”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-new-recipe-for-waste-in-medicaid-11588629304

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– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Obamacare’s medical device tax hampered production of PPE (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare’s medical device tax hampered production of PPE; production moved off-shore
https://ktrh.iheart.com/content/2020-04-28-taxing-issue-how-obamacare-hurt-ppe-production/

Oklahoma still doesn’t know how to pay for the state’s share of Medicaid expansion and now the pandemic has made the problem $100M worse
https://khn.org/morning-breakout/lawmakers-in-oklahoma-grapple-with-rising-costs-of-medicaid-expansion-set-for-july-california-stores-can-start-using-disposable-plastic-bags-for-safety/

Pandemic relief bill suspends Medicaid eligibility checks; no one can be disenrolled for the duration of the emergency
https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/27/how-congress-coronavirus-legislation-could-pay-millionaires-bills-with-medicaid/

Throw gazillions at a problem and, undoubtedly, some metrics will improve. But not always – Medicaid does not improve outcomes for small cell lung cancer
https://www.cancernetwork.com/lung-cancer/medicaid-not-associated-improved-survival-patients-sclc

Medicaid expansion for childless able-bodied adults makes no sense in a pandemic where resources need to be prioritized to patients like the elderly who are suffering life-threatening illness
https://msbusiness.com/2020/04/jameson-taylor-the-wrong-time-to-expand-medicaid/

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– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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