Jeff Coyler - R Kansas Physician
plans to hire new employees and uncertainty
New development - sole practitioner, to rewrite compliance manuals, same Hippa requirements, but new documentations result is less new jobs, less care
Other company - needs to avoid mandate
ACA is a drag on the economy
Determine eligibility - Kansas strong relationship with CMS (medicare)
Technical updates - additional update before Oct 1 making it difficult
Medicaid - Kansas - real income, if not able to verify - we would lose funding.
Issue: education and outreach by federal gov. Naviagtors got contract and we just learned who those would be, but the system isn’t ready to go live today.
Issue: rates - very expensive - 2 insurers on exchange, that is less competition
you have more choices in medicaid than in exchange
I see this every day - we serve the uninsured - this is not going to solve those issues. It is not going to make it more affordable or better.
It is best left to states.
Obtain coverage leaves
state senate - republican bill that will nullify Obamacare
we tried that in the 1800’s
we are looking for solutions not roadblocks
suffer in pain without care - treatment in ER are inefficient and expensive
Refers to several approaches to less expensive ways to treat general conditions, not emergency related
Expanded medicaid, employment, inclusive approach
ACA will benefit taxpayers
costs can be controlled
Health care in S Carolina is 20% of economy - vital to economic sector
ACA - good for all concerned - it’s the right thing to do.
I hope some will be interested in this thread. I personally have no stomach for it and will not be listening or posting.