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Health law tricky for parents of kids on Medicaid
Monterey Herald ^ | 01/27/2014 | Holly Ramer

Posted on 01/28/2014 6:04:46 AM PST by artichokegrower

Families shopping for health insurance through the new federal marketplace are running into trouble getting everyone covered when children are eligible for Medicaid but their parents are not.

Children who qualify for Medicaid, the safety-net program for the poor and disabled, can't be included on subsidized family plans purchased through the federal marketplace, a fact that is taking many parents by surprise and leaving some kids stuck without coverage.

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“Based on your income, they'll separate your kids from your primary policy and they shift them off to Medicaid or Healthy Kids and there's no way you can bring them back,” said Clouden, whose daughter is an accomplished equestrian jumper.


Now wait a minute. Your daughter is an accomplished equestrian jumper but qualifies for Medicaid? I thought it was the safety net for the "poor and disabled".

1 posted on 01/28/2014 6:04:46 AM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

horses are not cheap. Maybe she’s mentally disabled.


2 posted on 01/28/2014 6:09:33 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Mercat

Probably the Medicaid administration is the mentally challenged (disabled is coded racism} part of the equation.


3 posted on 01/28/2014 6:59:43 AM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Stalin is smiling in Hell at how well Obama has copied his communist organization.)
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