Skip to comments.Obamacare’s Massacre of the Innocents
Posted on 03/19/2018 7:22:36 PM PDT by Twotone
A new study reveals that 21,904 Americans have died while withering away on Medicaid waiting lists in states that expanded the program under Obamacare. The victims were poor and disabled applicants herded to the back of the line to make room for able-bodied adults with incomes above the federal poverty level (FPL). Why would any state pursue such a cruel and unjust policy? Obamacare incentivizes expansion states to shift Medicaids focus to able-bodied adults by paying over 90 percent of their coverage costs, while paying less than 60 percent of the costs for covering the truly poor and disabled.
The study, conducted by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), also shows that the Medicaid expansion states still have nearly 250,000 poor and disabled individuals languishing on waiting lists. The financial incentive to favor able-bodied adults has doubled Medicaid spending on them in just three years. They now exceed the number of disabled enrollees by 17.4 million, and the expansion states now spend more on Medicaid for able-bodied adults with incomes over FPL than for low-income children and seniors. Meanwhile the latter are left to die. The butchers bill is the highest in Maryland:
The state of Maryland has the highest number of waiting list deaths since their Obamacare Medicaid expansion began: a staggering 8,495 individuals on the states waiting list for home-and community-based services have died
. What else happened over that same time period? The state enrolled nearly 300,000 able-bodied adults in their Obamacare expansion.
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Obummer ... the gift that just keeps giving.
Obamacare claims it saved me after terminating my existing insurance policy replacing it with one that’s effectively catastrophic coverage. Had great copays with full beginning @ $13k/year. Now, the break is $23k/year.
I despise the Democrat Thug Party. It’s a threat to my family’s well-being.
Not sure what to think. What does Boss Hogg say about all these poor dead people?
The next FReepathon begins in just two weeks.
We need to finish this one first.
Come on FReepers, lets do this!!!
rationing by another name. sarah palin was 100% correct.
And still more unwelcome gifts yet to be revealed. There is no need to be an American to receive a gift from Satan. How many have been massacred by the actions of this individual? Those who have never set foot on this American soil, who never set foot from their mother’s womb? We’ve no idea as to the total lives that have been lost due to BO’B.
... shift Medicaids focus to able-bodied adults by paying over 90 percent of their coverage costs, while paying less than 60 percent of the costs for covering the truly poor and disabled.
Statistics are non-informative without insightful context.
In places that expanded MCaid, it goes by income, not assets.
So if you’re worth a million dollars but can minimize your income, you would qualify. In states like MO that did not expand MCaid, you can’t have assets > $1000.