Skip to comments.Hate Paperwork? Medicaid Recipients Will Be Drowning in It
Posted on 01/19/2018 7:14:15 AM PST by spintreebob
Kentuckys new Medicaid waiver will ask low-income people to jump over hurdles to keep their coverage. Evidence suggests that many will fail.
Washington State ..Instead of requiring people to establish eligibility annually, began requiring them to do so twice a year, and added some paperwork. It worked: Enrollment in the health insurance program fell by more than 40,000 children in a year.
Louisiana wanted to maximize the number of eligible children who signed up for coverage, so officials simplified the sign-up process. It also worked: Enrollment surged, and the number of administrative cancellations fell by 20 percentage points.
In 2006, Congress asked states to verify the citizenship of beneficiaries by seeking their birth certificates. Across the country, childrens Medicaid enrollment dropped, despite scant evidence that ineligible children had been signed up. That policy was reversed as part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010.
...a large body of social science suggests that the mere requirement of documenting work hours is likely to cause many eligible people to lose coverage, too.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
This only applies to welfare programs, of course. There is no way regulatory paperwork could be a problem for business and employees.
Glad to hear it! Make it so hard, these parasites will need to find a job!
People who pay for their own healthcare are “drowning in paperwork” too. I don’t see why those applying for free healthcare shouldn’t have to fill out paperwork also.
People should have to re-apply for The Disability(SSI) every 5 years.
Poverty should be uncomfortable.
It has been my experience that the government NEVER throws reams and reams of forms at people wishing to benefit from their largesse. Why most of the time you have to fight them off. This disdain for paperwork can be seen in any IRS publication. “Simplify, simplify, simplify” is their watchword.
O.k. back to reality. Too much paperwork? I think the author means too much paperwork that they could not fudge. I’ve known people who have foregone help they were borderline eligible for because they did not want to deal with the volume and the intrusion involved. They figured out they would manage somehow else instead. If they had been truly without other options they would have filled out whatever forms were thrown their way.
So my conclusion is that these people who decided not to enroll found other options. They are not out there dying in droves on the lawns of the callous rich.
You win the thread.
Medicaid is a gift. The least one can do to receive a massive gift that saves a person thousands of dollars a year in premiums is to get off their dead asses and ask for it. Also prove they meet the requirements.
‘People should have to re-apply for The Disability(SSI) every 5 years.’
Absolutely! Particularly since so many today’s jobs require little to no physical effort. In five years a High School graduate could get a Masters in a non physical field.
The entire Obama presidency sa the fastest growth industry was Disability beneficiary!
They don’t fill out paperwork. The government paid employee does all the work for them.
Paperwork? What be dat!!
Yep. Their local DSS worker “assists” them.
Most people on medicaid welfare don’t work. What else do they have to do with their time?
and you should be disable.
“People should have to re-apply for The Disability(SSI) every 5 years.”
I’d say every 2 years.
I knew a woman in her late 30s who was on SSI because she was an alcoholic,therefore had a disease, and couldn’t work because she had to attend AA meetings.
I almost smacked her.:-)
The British recently changed their disability laws to require review of cases every couple of years.
Yeah. You’re right.
Tough luck! Tell the bums to get a job!
Of course the New York Times likes hate paperwork. They’re haters.
Sometimes we forget that there are millions of people, yes millions, who qualify for poverty programs are are too proud to apply for them. Then there are those who qualify and are too lazy to jump through all the hoops. Then there are some who know that they are not good liars.
These people want to obey the law. When Obamacare told them they had to obey the law, they reluctantly signed up for Medicaid. Once they take Medicaid and have lost their pride, then food stamps and other welfare is not far behind.
From the pro-Obamacare perspective, convincing poor people to take what they were eligible for was the biggest victory of Obamacare.
But even now, there are many who resist the navigators. Navigators are constantly holding conferences to discuss how to reach the underserved.
Poor people of Mexican heritage are the single biggest demographic group who are eligible for programs and do not participate.
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