Skip to comments.Some States Find Burdens in Health Care Law
Posted on 03/26/2010 8:56:34 PM PDT by SmartInsight
Across the country, state officials are wading through the minutiae of the health care overhaul to understand just how their governments will be affected. Even with much still to be digested, it is clear the law may be as much of a burden to some state budgets as it is a boon to uninsured consumers.
Louisiana officials say a reduction in federal money to hospitals that treat the uninsured under the bill could be a death knell for their state-run charity hospital system.
But California officials said they also believe they will have to significantly raise rates for other outpatient Medicaid providers to ensure an adequate supply of providers for all the newly insured. They believe this will cost an additional $2 billion a year.
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Barry isn’t going to tax the hell out of Joe Sixpack, he’s going to force the states to do it. Typical Chicago style BS.
Either this or chase out half the doctors.
You mean our Congress and President lied to us when they said it would make healthcare more affordable?
Now there is an outright lie. It has no effect at all on uninsured consumers until at least 2014, and the effect on presently insured consumers is bad right from the start. Not to mention the bad impact it will have on millions of medicare patients who may be dropped from their docs care as of the end of this month, since medicare payouts to docs will be cut 20% on the last day of March.
And no, I do not use drugs or have an addiction that needs treatment.
From my vantage point in S. FL (where the numerousness of "pain management" clinics and on the back end, drug rehab clinics - is off the charts) I can tell you that such a benefit - if offered widely - would be enough to bankrupt the whole program. And the best part would be the ability to campaign against a program what was going to cover David Hasselhoff's liver transplant or Charlie Sheen's latest drug binge.
You said it. When 2014 rolls around, people will line up for their Obamacare freebies, and lo and behold the cupboard will be bare. Four years worth of healthcare tax money will have disappeared - to socialist causes, to buy votes, or simply to line their own pockets. The Fed will do the only thing it can - throw everyone into Medicaid, and let the states pick up the tab.
I think the Court is going to vote thumbs down decisively, and during all the time it’s in court, so much of the bad stuff in Commiecare will be public & viral that the backlash just may sink the Dem’rats for good.
And if were placing a burden on the doctor”
State of Illinois
Senate Transcript March 30, 2001
Obama And if were placing a burden on the doctor that says you have to keep alive even a previable child as long as possible and give them as much medical attention as as is necessary to keep that child alive, then were probably crossing the lines in terms of unconstitutionality.
Somebody needs to come up with a clever graphic or slogan for all these Now They Tell Us Type stories.
About a week too late with this story, NY Slimes....