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"medicaid program" Discussed on The Healthcare Policy Podcast
"I think in the short-term states are going to want more financial support but remember that Medicaid is administered by the states and they have considerable latitude especially through the use of waivers as to how they administer the program. I think over the past few decades, we've seen increasing federalization of the Medicaid program and it began with the Clinton administration. When the Clinton. Health Plan failed pass. The Clinton administration became very liberal authorizing waivers to allow State Medicaid programs to experiment with new new ideas, new delivery systems. And I think that with the affordable care act and the expansion of Medicaid and the augmented Match, the federal government played a bigger role, and of course, you know he that pays the Piper calls the tune, right? So the more federal government pays for Medicaid, the more control they're going to expect and I think there's GonNa be some friction there. But I do think in the short-term states are looking for financial help. they may not be happy about what they have to give up in order to get that a good example of that is redetermined nations. So typically when you're on Medicaid, you have to reapply to certify that you still are financially eligible. Some states are doing that quarterly well, with the ignited money. The federal government said you can't. Do these determinations and kick people off the Medicaid Program. So typically, there's a three to five percent churn rate where people are are leaving the program or coming back on, and that churn has gone almost zero. Result Medicaid rolls are bigger now than they were a few months ago not not so much because more people have entered the Medicaid program, but because fewer people are dropping off. Right less churn. As you said, let me let me just ask the trump administration propose what they termed healthy adult opportunity. This was an idea to cap go the other direction federal contributions that program. And Shift to a predetermined block grant a lot for states. So that is now out there obviously enjoying zero discussion at the moment. Well sure. I mean I think the federal government has been trying for years. To captor spending especially under the Republicans and the idea of a block grant has been floated a number of times the idea being that rather than doing a per capita payment or a matching payment. The federal government would just give a block grant of money to the states and say, here's your money. Do what you want. We'll give you increased freedom. the danger in that is that As you pointed out earlier. Medicaid tend to be counter-cyclical. So in difficult economic times, the Medicaid rolls grow and it's more difficult for the states to finance them. And, that's the danger of a block grant and that's why states for the most part have shied away from it. If you WANNA look at block grants go look at The Territories. Puerto Rico being the largest. Because under a block grant system, it doesn't get matching funds like the the states do and as a result, it's chronically underfunded. and it's always running out of money and in some of the territories when they were out of money, they simply stopped providing the benefits. So I don't think that block grants are GonNa, work and even The most recent proposals had to include some sort of economic adjustment factor so that it's not a strict block grant block grants are very bad idea for the state's. Okay. Thank you. Of course, Puerto Rico's very interesting case but we'll leave it at that. Let let me go to a state responses to date. They've responded a variety of ways. To, affect the pandemic his head on a Medicaid state budgets. I'm sure you're familiar..
Dr. J. Mario Molina Discusses Medicaid Program Financing in Light of the On-Going COVID-19 Pandemic
"On background, the ongoing Kobe nineteen pandemic has caused the worst unemployment rates since the Great Depression. Since Medicaid and the economy are negatively correlated when one's up the others down. Recent Kaiser family. Foundation study concluded that by January, seventeen million people could be newly eligible for the Medicaid. Program that would represent a twenty four percent increase in current program participation. As state. Which Medicaid funding is typically the second largest state expense after education they've cratered largely since two thirds of state income is generated via income and sales taxes. One month ago, the C. P. P. estimated states that are required to bounce their budgets. Each year are looking at revenue shortfalls totally accumulative five, hundred, fifty, five, billion dollars over fiscal years twenty through twenty two. In an effort to short state Medicaid programs and mitigate the economic fall back fall out in mid-march. The congress increased the federal government's Medicaid match termed eth- map by six point two percent in late. May The house further up the match to fourteen percent under the Heroes Act. The here act would also provide more than one train to state and local governments including nine, hundred, fifty, billion flexible aid. The Senate Majority leader however failed to refuse to take the house bill. As of today, it appears the presence executive steps taken Saturday to address four non healthcare. Related issues has caused Congress to journey until September seventeenth that is another code relief package will at best not be considered until late that month. With Megan and discussed the pandemics effects on the Medicaid. Program is Dr. Mario. Molina. So that document as a somewhat lengthy background introduction, let me begin by asking you generally what's your assessment? Of the Kobe nineteen pandemic effect on the Medicaid population I asked particularly in context of the fact that Medicaid is largely responsible for covering long term care facility a healthcare, and we've seen of course disproportion effect on long-term facility residents. I think that Medicaid patients are going to be disproportionately affected for a couple of reasons as Medicaid, the biggest pair of long-term care in the country. and clearly those patients have been hard hit. But we're also seeing that it disproportionately affects people who are lower income who are working as essential workers in essential businesses. Most Medicaid patients work, but they're working in low income jobs often without. Health Insurance paid for by the employer. So they are probably greater risk and we've certainly seen that black and Latino. Are More affected by. Colbert Dan. Caucasian population. Okay. Thank you. Yes. Definitely the case. Before. I ask about the Congress and state responses. Let me ask you this question. There's a lot of discussion and speculation regarding healthcare utilization. meaning that covid nineteen will will cause comparatively an increase in utilization. Interestingly enough I looked at some statistics that showed because of elective surgeries being canceled or postponed. Data showing then April. Healthcare expenditures were down almost forty percent and were still down ten percent or ten percent lower your year this past June. So this question obviously very much relates who pressure on state budget. What's your understanding of what will see relative arm balanced utilization in the Medicaid program? This year and going into next year. Well it's going to have different effects in different areas clearly, hospitalization and physician visits are down. in part because people are afraid to go to the doctor or the hospital. In. Part because Kobe has crowded patience out of elective surgeries. So those things are all down. Testing is going to be up testing expenses are up. and I think that overall you're going to see that utilization is lower in the second quarter and probably the third quarter and expected and from previous years. and I think that it's going to remain that way for a while people are still afraid to go to the doctor for many things and there is concerned that as a result, things like cancer screenings and treatments will be deferred. So we could see some pent-up demand perhaps next year but I do think that for the remainder of this year. Overall Service utilization will be lower than expected. Some areas, it'll be higher. But overall it'll be. It'll be down from previous years.
Explained: Why New York has emerged the epicenter of the US’s COVID-19 outbreak
"York is suffering more drastically than any other state. By far as of right now there has been tragically. Three hundred sixty thousand confirmed cases of coronavirus virus in New York and over twenty three thousand deaths by the time. I am recording this. That is in a state of nineteen million people. Now let's do some compare and contrast in Florida a state of over twenty one million people and a large a large elderly population. There has been only about fifty thousand confirmed cases in only about twenty two hundred deaths so twenty to one hundred deaths in Florida versus over twenty three thousand deaths in the state of New York and Florida is more populous and Texas state with twenty nine million people has had about fifty four thousand cases with only about fifteen hundred deaths again. Fifteen hundred deaths versus twenty three thousand deaths in New York and these states have also had much less restrictive lockdowns. Now there is no doubt that New York is different. It is more densely populated a lot more public transportation. That's much more used than in places like Florida and New York are places like Florida and taxes And I especially true of course in in New York City where most of its cases are but cannot really be the only reason it couldn't possibly be that maybe leadership has fumbled that. Maybe they haven't done as good of a job as the media has said that they are doing. So let's review some facts about Cuomo state and examine. Why possibly they have run into so much trouble. We've talked about this in the past. It bears repeating so the state of New York was facing a budget crisis before all of this happened back in November. The New York Post reported that New York face a six point one billion hole in their budget for this year and Cuomo's planning on making cuts to Medicaid rates for hospitals and nursing homes. They fail to present a real plan. Criticized Dave Free Del of the Citizens Budget Commission. A fiscal watchdog group. They've known about this for a long time but the plan they did present is really one part. Gimmick he added his analysis shows. The state was already in trouble after pushing off a one point. Seven BILLION DOLLAR MEDICAID BILL IN MARCH Two thousand nineteen into Into two thousand twenty which grew into the four billion dollars according to an article in the nation. A left-wing commentary magazine. Obviously I don't agree with a lot of what they write but they can be pretty good at holding Democrats accountable. This is an article by Ross Bark. Entitled Cuomo Helped Get New York into this mess. Governor Cuomo has long mismanaged the budget and the Medicaid Program program in the state and has reduced the size of hospitals. Here's some excerpts from the article in which he argues that some of the budgetary abyss has been the CUOMO administration's own making postponing Medicaid payments and failing in the past iron out inefficiencies. Like the state's pain Medicaid costs for relatively wealthy. Private hospitals are relatively wealthy private hospitals. That don't need the aid in the first place. What's more this has lost. More than twenty thousand hospital beds over the last twenty years Cuomo who has governed for almost half that period CUOMO has governed since two thousand eleven. Never advocated for any kind of expansion of hospital beds until last month he now says New York needs one hundred. Ten thousand says this is a couple months ago more than double the current capacity. He has never been a forceful advocate for keeping hospitals open in fact he is empowered bureaucrats who have argued aggressively to shudder them in two thousand.
Why drug costs are top issue for South Carolina voters
"The twenty twenty race is barreling ahead South Carolina's primaries on Saturday Super Tuesday less than a week away. There are eight. Twenty twenty presidential democratic hopefuls remaining and each of them is angling for a way to stand out fast but the front runner has come to dominate this race and his signature policy has come to dominate the national discussion on Healthcare. Medicare for all Medicare for Medicare for all Medicare for all healthcare system that guarantees healthcare to all people in a cost effective way. Which is what Medicare for all is. That's Bernie Sanders. Of course the Democratic senator from Vermont Democratic Front runner and probably know policy proposal has marked this election more than Bernie Sanders Medicare for all after a strong victory in Nevada Bernie Sanders emphasis on this trademark. Issue appears to have paid off. Democratic candidates agree on expanding health care coverage they're divided on how to ensure everyone weather to ensure everyone and of course how to pay for it. All so how are their plans similar? How are they different? And how do they all compare to any plans that might be put forward by their eventual opponent? President Donald Trump. We've been talking to the candidates one by one part of our own ongoing series foresight twenty twenty. And now we're branching out foresight twenty twenty the issues. It's a series all about where the candidates stand on. What really matters most to you the voter and today it's healthcare more specifically Medicare for all. Here helps out ratchet up predominant correspondent for Kaiser Health News. She covers healthcare all across America. Thanks for being here. Thank you know Levy is here. He's a national health care reporter for the L. A. Times. No one great to see you. Nice to be here and Dan. Diamond is here health reporter for politico and host of politicos pulse. Check podcast. Dan. Great to see you as well. Thanks for having me a Russian up before. We break down each of the candidates policies with a lot to talk about. We'll get to a lot of the details on medicare for all in what the different candidates say they favor here. Can you talk about? How significant health care is for voters as we head in this into this election. What are voters say about? The importance of healthcare to them so healthcare is definitely the top if not one of the top issues for voters regardless of party affiliation so lowering prescription drug costs very very popular among the public That has been true for years. They've been telling Congress they telling presidential candidates. We need to do something about the rising cost of drugs Please basically begging a few other things. Also there's a lot of widespread support. I think that people want to see the candidates Flush out plans on say they'll resolve So rising surprise medical bills dealing with the OPIOID crisis protecting protections for pre existing medical conditions. These are all things that voters really WANNA see. The candidates Expand upon us. They run from the. I used to be a healthcare reporter a younger man. There was a time when I could have been on your side of the table for this discussion. Healthcare was always one of the top issues. Voter said I care about healthcare. They said that in surveys but there was never any evidence that they actually voted on it that when they went into the into the ballot box in and and pulled the curtain even though they told a pollster they care about it whether that's what was driving their vote. It happened in election after election. And I think there are certain extent that's still Still the case because healthcare does mean different things to different people as an issue. Rosina's correct that that Democrats and Republicans have identified it as a top concern but to what extent or voters making their decision to vote for candidate X or candidate. Why based on healthcare. Probably not that much instead. I think probably the way to look at the healthcare issue in the Democrat. Republican divide is is it a proxy for The way that they evaluate president trump the Democratic nominee? The one exception I would say is Medicare for all which I think is playing a greater role in Democratic primary voters making a decision if you like Medicare for all sanders is probably your guy now. Medicare for all. Let's talk about it. It has important interactions with the way that most of us get our insurance right which is through work. I I WANNA say one hundred sixty one hundred and seventy million Americans get their insurance through work. It is the most common way and we got this call in our voice mail inbox. I'M KIARA FROM DENVER. I would gladly take Medicare for all over my employer sponsored insurance. They currently pay ten thousand dollars annually. When you add up premiums deductibles out of pocket expenses and that does not include vision or dental expenses whereas Medicare for all would be rolled into our taxes it would actually offset the cost already paying and then it would also expand cover dental and vision. I also feel like it's a great way to take care of your entire community and your nation as a whole which will make us all healthier and happier and I feel like it's a great way to create more freedom in the workplace where people are less afraid of beating their job. Just keep their benefits and people would have more choice in the providers. They see because they wouldn't have to choose a provider just solely based on who accepts their insurance. So Dan what is Medicare for all people have heard about Medicare? They probably know what that is. It's the government program for folks over sixty five and disabled people. Medicare's extremely popular. What does it mean when we say Medicare for all I think it depends which candidate is saying Medicare for all what does it mean to Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders would articulate a vision of Medicare for all? That's very similar to the vision. The caller just shared a program. That is universal single. Payer every American would be on this plan. As opposed to employer plan it would cover things beyond traditional Medicare. So it's not strictly speaking the Medicare that my grandparents my parents might might know in love. It would also have new power to negotiate with the private sector to lower drug prices by putting government emphasis behind that and cut out the administrative overhead and bureaucracy that helps contribute to cost going up in America at the same time. That plan is dramatic and expensive and all the things that Republicans are poised to seize on and many Americans also say they're worried about too. So there's there's give and take with Medicare for all. It would be the big elephant in the room right. It would have the ability to go to medical providers hospitals drug companies and say we are the only game in town. You'RE GONNA drive those prices down but also we've heard cost estimates in the trillions because it is a massive government entitlement Bernie Sanders himself has referenced thirty trillion dollars over a decade in paying for Medicare for all his campaign sanders himself have come out with different proposals to defray that cost. But if you actually look at what the Sanders campaign has offered. It hasn't added up to more than about half of that thirty trillion dollars. Some would say that that doesn't matter the. Us pays for all kinds of things that aren't as positive as medicare for all. His supporters are point to the Iraq war and. Us didn't necessarily look for the pay. Fors before heading off on on that misadventure. But I do think that these are the issues that Congress will have to grapple with now Rochester other candidates talk about a public option or some of them talking about not Medicare for all but may be more people can buy into Medicare be part of Medicare. Even if you're not sixty five or public option means something else right. So the public option is the approach. That is Sort of being pursued by the more moderate wing if you will of the current Democratic presidential Field so Joe Biden p Buddha Judge Mike Bloomberg. They're all amy. Klobuchar are among the candidates. That are saying we would set up a government run insurance option that people could buy into essentially but a lot of the existing programs that currently provide health insurance to people. So job is coverage as you said. the Medicaid program Medicare those would continue to exist The public option the proponents of it. Want to push that as a way to say look. We don't WanNa rip up the whole system. We don't need to start from scratch. Here's a way to build on what we have and not cause as much disruption as Medicare for all would inevitably Pursue Dan avoiding disruption is great but it also means you don't insure as many people that's the trade off that supporters of Bernie Sanders and to some extent Elizabeth. Warren say it's not worth. Do there needs to be bold action? I JUST WANNA call out. Todd how fast we have moved on this debate Russia and I used to work together at politico we worked on a story for years ago about Hillary Clinton supporting public option and at the time her campaign was not keen to call attention to that we have moved to a world where that is now the moderate choice and go a couple of years before that the debate over Obamacare the affordable care act in Congress. The public option at that time was the high watermark for Barack Obama. Trying to get it through the Senate and he couldn't even get that that's why you have no public option under the right
New York again sends more to federal government than it gets
"New York's comptroller says the state ranks number one in being short changed in tax money from the federal government Karen dewitt reports on that a report by comptroller Tom DiNapoli finds new Yorkers gave over twenty six billion more dollars in tax money in twenty eighteen to the federal government than they got back breaking it fiftieth among the fifty states that's an issue that I would hope for federal delegation will take with them when federal budget allocations of being made and say Hey you know what hold more famous would be nice New York ranks number one however in the amount of money it draws in through the federal Medicaid program that provides half of the funding for the government run health care programs despite that the state is facing a six billion dollar budget deficit due to Medicaid cost overruns DiNapoli says he's looking to see how governor Andrew Cuomo's budget plan due out soon we'll try to
"medicaid program" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"The California Medicaid program involvement in anthem Blue Cross depends on contract renewal and I heart radio station news ninety three point one KFBK police have arrested a lift driver on suspicion of raping a female passenger in the San Francisco Bay Area Sambro police say the twenty five year old victim told investigators she schedule the ride early Saturday while intoxicated at a bar in San Matteo and passed out in the backseat investigators trying to determine how four people were shot and wounded in San Francisco happened last night detective say gunfire reported at an intersection in the western addition neighborhood Davis police investigating nine reports of possible drug drinks and sexual assault they believe this is happening in downtown Davis they said they will never forget visual to honor el Paso shooting victims planned at San Diego's Balboa park takes place this evening that's the news I'm Phil Farrar had a very pleasant good evening to you he's eighty before the north bound sixty five connector we get a multi vehicle accident blocking the two left lanes reportable flurries bell media on the riverside offramp it's on the right hand shoulder a big time waster in Vacaville westbound on I. eighty between leisure town road and cherry Glen road east of thirty nine minute delay and a lot of stop and go traffic in Fairfield westbound eighty between Travis Boulevard and so soon valley road traffic all the tens every ten minutes mornings and afternoons fevereiro news ID three point one K. if the kid so Johnny warm this afternoon high of ninety to ninety for tonight's going to be clear.
Head of Planned Parenthood groups departs, cites differences over abortion
"The bus we did report a few months ago that some top political officers left the group amid those concerns that she was trying to de politicize Planned Parenthood is that something that is an internal tension within the organization how political together all yes and it always has been it's important member the Planned Parenthood is sort of divided into two different entities of which it's president is head of both there's the Planned Parenthood federation of America which is what overseas a Planned Parenthood affiliates and then there's the Planned Parenthood action fund which is actually their political arm and so it is there is there has always been this kind of separation between running the clinics and agitating advocating for our for women's reproductive health but sort of built into the you know the the culture of the place is obviously a feeling that even the clinics themselves obviously the clinic themselves have been under siege politically and they have been I've been covering abortion since the late nineteen eighties and one of the very first stories I did was about efforts to defund Planned Parenthood so this is nothing new it's ebbed and flowed over the years but Planned Parenthood has always been under political salt because it seen as a symbol for anti abortion activists are as a place that provides abortions which is largely is right and if it receives about a hundred and thirty eight million dollars is that right for this yes now what they are Planned Parenthood gets two different streams of federal funding this is the federal funding that he gets through title ten that's the federal family planning program that has banned abortion since its inception because it was passed in nineteen seventy signed by Richard Nixon sponsored by George H. W. bush when he was a member of the house pre roe V. Wade so total ten has never paid for abortion then our Planned Parenthood also gets money for Medicaid in fact they get much more many more federal dollars from the Medicaid program again they do not you cannot get federal funding for abortion because the of the Hyde amendment that bans of federal funding of abortion through most federal funding of abortion through Medicaid so for the moment plan paired said it will stop taking the title ten funding because these new rules prohibit doctors from providing abortion referrals which Planned Parenthood says not providing a referrals for women who want them would be on at the call but they are still as of this moment at least accepting Medicaid funding from the federal
California is first to offer health benefits to some immigrants in country illegally
"A minute California has become the first state in the country to offer health care benefits to young illegal immigrants the measure signed by governor Newsome extends coverage to low income undocumented adults ages twenty five and younger for the state's Medicaid program California has allowed kids eighteen and younger to receive care despite immigration status since twenty sixteen California has more immigrants than any other state and many don't have access to federal programs like Medicaid and Medicare except when it comes to pregnancy or medical emergencies state officials estimate this new plan will cover about one hundred thirty eight thousand people and cost California taxpayers ninety eight million dollars in its
California is first to offer health benefits to some immigrants in country illegally
"California's decided to provide health care to certain illegal immigrants ABC's Alex stone tells us the president doesn't like a California is becoming the first state to offer taxpayer funded health benefits to young adults who were living in the country illegally governor Gavin Newsom signing the bill making low income adults were twenty five years old and younger eligible for those state Medicaid program regardless of their immigration status new seven other Democrats have said they want to further expand coverage to more adults president trump is called that move crazy Alex stone ABC
California is first to offer health benefits to some immigrants in country illegally
"Story California leading the nation again this time providing healthcare to some illegal immigrants are this is Alex stone tells us the president doesn't like California is becoming the first state to offer taxpayer funded health benefits to young adults who are living in the country illegally governor Gavin Newsom signing the bill making low income adults were twenty five years old and younger eligible for those state Medicaid program regardless of their immigration status new seven other Democrats have said they want to further expand coverage to more adults president trump is called that move
California approves health benefits for illegal immigrants
"News Democrats in California have signed I have agreed to a budget deal that would offer state health care benefits to young illegal immigrants governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill on Tuesday and it made that young that illegal immigrants eligible for the Medicaid program in California making it the first state to offer such taxpayer funded health benefits to low income adults age twenty five or younger regards of the immigration status this is just one step in the you know in in in walking towards many when it comes to offering up more free services to those who are here in the country illegally state officials said they expected that the plan to cover about ninety thousand people at a cost of ninety eight million dollars California already covered children eighteen and younger regardless of immigration status exactly what I was saying they will stop at twenty five that age is going to keep going up and up I knew some and fellow Democrats in the state legislature said they plan to expand coverage to more adults in the years to come advocates of the measure called have called it a way to improve the health of immigrants in the state by providing them with access to medical care
U.S judge strikes down rule allowing 'skimpy' health insurance plans
"Herbst. Federal judge struck down a Trump administration rule that allowed employers to join together to buy health insurance that avoids Affordable Care Act consumer protections. NPR's Alison kodjak reports it's the second blow this week to the president's efforts to undo the Obama era healthcare law. The judge said the Trump administration's rule allowing more so-called association health plans is quote intended, and designed end-run the requirements of the ACA. He cited the president's own words from an executive order, directing the department of labor and health and human services to write the new rules. Those rules allowed small businesses and self-employed people to create associations for the sole purpose of buying health insurance. As did not have the consumer protections included in the Affordable Care Act. The ruling comes just days after another federal judge struck down work requirements in two state, Medicaid programs. That were encouraged by the
Trump Tells Pelosi He Will Deliver State of the Union. Pelosi Responds, No You Won’t.
"Some time yesterday in Puerto Rico making her pitch to voters as she explores a run for president in two thousand twenty now this wall is done. Senator Elizabeth Warren taking a jab at President Trump while in Puerto Rico yesterday, she told the crowd while she is pledging help the island devastated by hurricane Maria. The president wants to divert recovery funds earmarked for them to fund Mexico border wall. Instead, she also says she supports laws that would offer the US territory, equal treatment and debt relief. I think that is a reasonable and respectful way to go about the process. Warren is backing a Bill that would allow Puerto Rico to terminate its seventy three billion dollars of debt, although Puerto Ricans are US citizens. They can vote in primaries, but not in presidential elections. Sheri, small WBZ Boston's NewsRadio. Governor Baker is expected to release his brand new budget plan later this afternoon, the globe reporting. Expecting to push for some higher taxes to fight climate change. Also to have some cash to make some changes to the Medicaid program. Governor Baker also putting together some changes to the state's education funding formula, you might remember earlier this month organizers and
Facebook removes fake accounts and pages tied to Russia
"Man who spent more than forty years in prison. Jonny Lee gates has been in prison since one thousand nine hundred seventy seven after he was convicted of murdering a woman in Columbus, Georgia. Now. A judge has ruled the sixty three year old man should get a new trial because testing fouled is DNA was not on key pieces of evidence, a belted necktie used to Biden gag the victim were filed in a case file in a prosecutor's office of the summer of two thousand fifteen gates was a niche. Really sentenced to death. But it was changed to life in prison because he was found to be intellectually disabled, Jim, Chris, cillizza. Bs lose a federal appeals court panel has lifted a lower court ban that prohibits Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program fifth circuit court of appeals issued the ruling in New Orleans the decision lifts say preliminary injunction issued by an Austin judge on the state of Texas in February of twenty seventeen. WBZ news time ten thirty five.
Why are people afraid to sign up for government programs meant to protect them?
"The December is Casey us season of giving back. What are you grateful for breaking news, award-winning, cultural, coverage, eclectic music, free events, and concerts, and how about truth connection and community a KCRW? It's all possible. Because of you you give because it matters your dollars. Make the biggest impact this month. Thanks to generous challenge grants. So cross us off your list this season with a tax deductible donation at KCRW dot com slash join. In eighteen sixty three in the Gettysburg address. Abraham LINCOLN proclaimed that the government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from the earth. This is Dr Michael Wilks with a second opinion one hundred years later in nineteen sixty four our federal government began its war on poverty as a program for the people following president Johnson's lead the federal government began the food stamp program. The Medicaid program head start and job corps. The goals of all of these programs were to promote health prevent hunger and give every person a chance to pursue the American dream the same dream that are relatives pursue generations ago. Well, over the past few weeks, the American public Health Association and other health organizations report that these same programs have seen a precipitous drop in enrollment p. People are even asking that their names be removed from their rosters, certainly hunger and access to healthcare remain critical problems. So what's going on? Dr John Troy till a public health expert explains why people on government assistance, like food stamps are not signing up. If somebody is here legally, and is according to the government excessively dependent on government support for their day-to-day needs. Then the government may decide that they should not stay here in the United States. So some of the most vulnerable people in society who are trying to integrate with our culture are left wondering if using public health benefits, like food stamps could cost them a chance for a green card. Well, federal policy hasn't yet changed fear of deportation targeting legal immigrants who use these. Benefits is already being felt the effects of this proposed legislation is not just on the immigrants. The impact may be greatest on those who already US citizens or have green cards you see in mixed status families where you have a US legal citizen living with family members. Who are not yet citizens? You can have a chilling effect. They are definitely afraid then they pull out they withdraw all the members of the family from these programs actually, the chilling effect affects more people than the direct effect. In addition. The proposed new rules would hardly be cost effective at best. They are penny wise and pound foolish. These are essential services that people need to maintain their health and to be able to function productively in our society today's immigrants do not. Come here to take advantage of our government programs immigrants want the same American dream that we all want if we create policies that engender fear among the twenty three million non-citizens, we are going to see hungry children people avoiding emergency rooms, we could have outbreaks of communicable diseases children, not getting vaccinated and a lack of prenatal care. It is time to stop this right now before there are real human consequences. This is Dr Michael Wilks with a second opinion this podcast was made by public radio station. KCRW our status, a nonprofit enables us to make bold and unusual programs. But we need your support to keep it that way donate or become a member at KCRW dot com slash join. And thanks.
Under Trump, number of uninsured kids rose for first time this decade
"Is at Georgetown and help. Write the report for the first time in a decade. We've seen the number and the rate of uninsured children go up. This is the turnaround for many years of bipartisan progress we've had in this country. And it's really a a warning sign that we need to make sure that this does not happen. Again. It seems that there is a big divide also between the states that expanded Medicare and those shows not too is that is that what you found here. True. We found that three quarters of all the children who lost health insurance between twenty sixteen and twenty seventeen lived in states that have not expanded Medicaid to parents and other adults. You know, the other thing that's notable about these findings is that weren't a time a good economy and so two happy uninsured rate for kids. Go up at a time when unemployment is so low is very troubling. This is the eighth time that I've written this report, and I've never seen such a uniform behavior among states, and what it suggests is that no state, however, hard they were trying was able to overcome very negative national currents that were happening in two thousand seventeen will help us help us paddle along those currents majority of children actually have passed to health insurance. They may be eligible for the Medicaid program or the children's health insurance program or even for the marketplace. But think back to two thousand seventeen that was the year that congress than most of their time trying to repeal the portable Care Act at Medicaid, and they followed that up by letting the children's health insurance program expire and so for many months families were hearing that coverage was going away at the same time. The Trump administration was cutting funding for outreach for enrollment and advertising related to the marketplaces. Though, we think these combination of factors led to families thinking that they no longer had coverage. And as a result, we saw decline in public coverage rates for kids. Now in Texas. I noticed that there was one of the lists in the report, and we're right at the top of it. Right. Unfortunately, protects us you ranks fifty first in the country. You have the greatest number of uninsured. Children by far. And you also had the greatest number of children losing coverage in two thousand seventeen with eighty three thousand children losing coverage in Texas. Now, we the state of Texas chose not to expand Medicaid is that what happened or is there? More to it. I think for this year. It's again, these national trends, I'm talking about congress trying to cut Medicaid trying to end the Affordable Care Act cuts in funding for outreach navigators, but the single surefire way, Texas could turn this around would be to expand Medicaid to parents and other adults because we know that when parents are covered children will come in as well. And there will be a lot of publicity about new coverage options, and that's probably the only way the Texas could really turn the situation around Joan Alker at Georgetown university's center for children and families. It's twelve twenty four.
"medicaid program" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Candle here and good morning on a Friday morning to temper twenty one. One of the big news. We're covering cavenaugh hearing. There's some breaking news some different things aspects of it. And we'll cover just minutes. Seven o'clock. Let's go ahead and finish handle on the news. Jennifer, Jones, Lee, Wayne, Resnick and me. Well, the Trump administration is moving some money around to cover the increasing cost of housing immigrant children. And some of that money is coming from health and human services. And some of it is coming from a department of homeland security cancer research, at least this is what the headlines are. And of course, headlines are always exploitative to say the least. But it says the Trump administration is moving two hundred sixty million dollars from cancer research HIV AIDS and other programs to cover the cost of housing an immigrant children. Now, I don't know whether when you talk about and other programs that aren't nearly as controversial. So maybe other programs are two hundred and fifty nine point nine nine million dollars. They're removing a buck. Here's what's interesting. They're taking sixty million roughly from head start the child benefits program three point eight million from HIV programs. It's pretty small nine point eight from hereon Medicaid program operations, not service. Still you're talking about billions of dollars worth of programs. Eight million. So here's what what are you to cover the cost of the housing of the immigrant children because that's such a front of mind. What do you do when you have one of these kids who has HIV aids? Think of that. Okay. Let's just move on. Speaking of immigrant, children thirty four of them were released last week ones who were separated at the border from their parents. But one hundred still have to be reunited..
"medicaid program" Discussed on WTVN
"Obviously we love urban we always, have we take very seriously here I love Irving Meyer I don't think that he really did anything wrong and I'm excited for him to get back on the field Myers. Been on paid administrative leave. Since reports surfaced claiming he had knowledge of a domestic violence incident from two thousand fifteen involving former white, receiver Coach, sack Smith Ohio attorney general Mike the winds filed a lawsuit. Against the former, operators of econ- the wind claims they still owe the, state millions of dollars for the attendance discrepancies founded their data from two recent school years he cut. Closed in January after the state board. Of education ordered them, to repay sixty million dollars that was originally paid out to, him by the state it took a challenge? All the way to the Ohio supreme court over that payment. But they sided with the state of Ohio folks that run the state's Medicaid program telling a report that the impact of the programs expansion the woman in charge of Ohio's Medicaid program says one in to enroll ease. Of expansion are employed right now Barbara Sears is director. Of Ohio's Medicaid program ninety eight percent of. The, participants who came. Into Medicaid coverage. Came from not having any. Coverage before Sears says. The vast majority of people who enrolled in Medicaid, expansion needed medical care so they could return to work she. Says over time of those who are no longer on. Medicaid the most common reason for leaving was due to finding employment at the state house Jared outlaid NewsRadio six ten WTVN radio six ten WTVN sports are. The buckeyes had another practice has tomorrow morning the board of trustees meets to begin. Discussing the urban Meyer investigation meanwhile another preseason honor for star Fillion on that in twenty minutes baseball night the unions are in Boston again. The reds in Milwaukee clippers opening a series in Indianapolis from the central. Ohio Honda dealers sports desk Matt McCoy. News Radio six ten WTVN I'm Scott Jennings. Stay connected to Columbus on the hour at the half and as news breaks ABC six first wanting weather more scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon could see some gusty winds as well, low of sixty four for the. Rest of, the day for tomorrow should say morning clouds afternoon sunshine. High of seventy five and got some scattered rain around now.
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"Ohio auditor of state Dave ios revealed details of his report on pharmacy benefit managers to. State lawmakers today says his office is analyzed p. b. m. services contract with the Ohio Medicaid managed care program does tells lawmakers his staff. Came across a few eyebrows Raising aspects of the deal lack transparency and obtaining data on pharmacy services scratchy, between, pharmacy, reimbursement and overall costs Medicaid program says it's nearly impossible to see how public money is managed by p BM's where it's mostly transparent throughout the, rest of. The
Trump administration sued over Arkansas' Medicaid work requirements
"A lawsuit has been filed this over a new Medicaid, requirement in Arkansas. Three people on Arkansas's expanded Medicaid program suing to prevent the state from. Enforcing its new requirement that would drop coverage for them. And thousands of others if they don't have. A job the state said last month more than five thousand people. On the expansion program didn't meet a requirement that they report at least eighty. Hours of work in June and July and. Face losing coverage if they fail to comply before the end of the month Arkansas was the first day to implement a Medicaid. Work requirement in June a federal judge blocked Kentucky for enforcing a similar
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"News three people on Arkansas expanded Medicaid program suing to prevent. The state from, enforcing its new requirement that would drop coverage for them and thousands of others if they, don't have, a job, Arkansas was the first state to implement a Medicaid work
AstraZeneca settles Texas drug lawsuits for $110 million
"A big, pharmaceutical company will pay millions of dollars to Texas to settled some. Lawsuits Astra Zeneca is accused of cheating the state's Medicaid program the company. Will pay one hundred. Ten million dollars. To settle claims it fraudulently marketed to medications, Sarah quel an antipsychotic and Kress store A cholesterol drug Astra Zeneca maintains it did nothing wrong the drug maker still faces another lawsuit brought by one of the Texas whistle blowers in federal court in Brooklyn on behalf of the United. States and more than two dozen
"medicaid program" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"And the New York Times it takes facts to fully understand. The issue shaping the US. And the world New York, Times journalists are, committed to exploring stories from, every angle, from NPR news this is all things considered I'm Ari Shapiro l. Chang rising drug prices especially in Medicaid or straining state budgets lawmakers across, the country are being forced to make tough choices between giving the poor access to medications and other budget priorities like education NPR and the center for public integrity have been looking at all the ways the drug. Industry, tries to keep that. Medicaid money flowing to pharmaceutical companies today on morning edition NPR's Alison kodjak looked at the state committees that, decide what medications get preferential treatment by Medicaid. And how drug companies influence those decisions now she has a report on how the drug. Industry's intense lobbying at the state level has blocked efforts to control Medicaid costs when reward tried to take on the pharmaceutical industry in Utah he got a close look at the tactics and the, reach of this very powerful lobby or does the doctor and a state. Representative from bountiful just north of Salt Lake City and he was alarmed that. The state's Medicaid program wasn't allowed to negotiate the price of any mental health drugs. And that was in fact. A full third of the, Medicaid budget so, a third of the budget, worth of, medicines do not have negotiated prices for other types of medication the state maintains a list of drugs it'll pay for no questions asked if, doctors want to use a different drug they have to get special permission for Medicaid so companies offer big discounts to secure a spot for their drugs on the preferred list But in Utah mental health drugs were different the Medicaid program was required to. Pay for all of them with no conditions so ward whose family practice includes lots of Medicaid patients introduced a Bill to change. That there was very intense lobbying at every step of the, way every step of the way the pharmaceutical industry deployed thirty six lobbyists in the state capital to influence just one hundred four legislators and it paid off the Bill was watered. Down our investigation shows that across the country drug companies have a massive lobbying presence in state houses for the. Last ten years on average there have been more than twenty two. Hundred drug company lobbyists in state each year that's one lobbyist for every three state lawmakers the numbers of. People hired in the state to lobby on behalf of the industry has has exponentially increased as state activity increases that's, Trish Riley executive director of the National Academy. For state health policy she says there are more than one hundred and fifty bills related To drug prices pending in state legislatures this year and she says drug companies are. Also spending tens, of millions of dollars supporting. Patient advocacy groups that lobby state lawmakers the firm suitable industry is aware that. They're not popular oftentimes and so we see an increasing engagement of consumer groups which is exactly what ward says happened in Utah among the consumer groups that flooded the state houses with citizens opposing his, Bill was the National Alliance for mental illness or NAMI and so, then they, will send out an. Email blast to thousands of. People whoever's on their list to say, the.
"medicaid program" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"That has no taste to extend shelf life up to five times longer than that thin barrier slows down the rate that water gets out of the produce as slows down the rate that oxygen gets and ceo james rogers company has fda approval and now two major chains costco harps of begun selling avocados that have this coating companies also working on a second coating that would repel insects steve kaethe and cbs news presidential soninlaw jared kushner is also a senior presidential adviser including on mideast tells a palestinian newspaper he's ready to work with palestinian president abbass in a new peace effort tom foty cbs news i'm pat and locally loved ones mortared philadelphia police officer robert wilson feel that his memory is being disrespected by the da's office because it's offering a plea deal to his accused killers here's kyw's andrew kramer john troy burrows was pointing to a picture of his brother in law robert wilson as he said that he's not getting over from the da's office at all the family is upset that officer wilson's accused killers remote williams and carlton hips were offered life in prison in a plea deal with no chance of the death penalty it's ridiculous that's officer wilson sister shakira wilson boroughs was the hero and smear what he stained floor in stood for it's a smack in the face it's disrespectful and his ignorant pointblank the family says they will be attending monday's hearing where a judge will decide if the plea deal will move forward the da's office is choosing not to comment at this time in west philly andrew kramer kyw newsradio jersey governor phil murphy is reversing decision made in the wing days of the christie administration that transferred control on mental health and addiction programs from one department to another officials say that it's being done for the sake of efficiency kyw's david madden has more christie move the programs to the department of health making the same efficiency claimed at the time murphy's putting them back with the department of human services dhs commissioner carol johnson says the state helps pay for healthcare for some one point seven million low income people maceration is that it makes sense to have the mental health and substance use disorder services that many of the same population need here in the same department with our medicaid program decision takes effect in mid august allowing time for public comment revision bottom line for those getting helping the one point two billion dollar program johnson says recipients should see no change in services that's the same promise made in.
"medicaid program" Discussed on WDRC
"Hand out that they need your actually furthering the objective of the of the medicaid program uh which is a really good thing let me ask you about one other element and that is this is sort of a soft approach paying states can ask for it if they want it could you see this administration and this congress going beyond this meant may be without the congress if it's not you know made impossible by the statute to start saying two states if you don't want to impose a work requirement then maybe we are not going to give you as much medicaid money uh that that the states that have a work requirement and and you know try to encourage people to be selfsufficient uh might get greater amounts of medicaid money and those that decide now we're not gonna require people to do anything we're just going to hand government add a government money out uh that you won't get as much could could we go that far at dav tough to do that without the approval of congress but what is exciting and potentially uh you know i think we could the even in the next year um is the congress has shown a real interest in medicate work requirements affect every obamacare repeal and replace bill they came out starting with the american health care act and going forward from there had some form of medicate work requirements in it for the state's so i think congress is very committed to this i think the president is very committed to this there's at nearly a dozen states now that are already moving forward i think that's really just the tip of the iceberg um so i i i don't know that that option is necessarily going to be a necessary uh but we are going to see art states moving forward with helping people get out of dependency um and i think congress could could very well go that way as well well i'm i'm finally a fan of the whole idea because i'm not trying to be hardhearted nicholas understand that but i'm just simply saying if you're not willing to do anything of all at all.
"medicaid program" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"For that truth people need to know stay informed with vicky mckenna on news talk eleven thirty wins yep good afternoon welcome to the program i am the he mckenna news tonga lenin thirty deputy liason and here's it's coming up in the show hand state senator lee evoke mehran on the subject of a scathing attack peace at breitbart dot com we'll ask leah to respond to some of the accusations being made in that peace so we'll get to that on the program uh what does socialized medicine eventually look like tammy baldwin one socialized medicine for wisconsin well in the countries that are that have established socialized healthcare systems necessarily what has to happen is rationing rationing of care and there are two ways to ration care one is hard rationing and saying you know these conditions will be covered but these conditions won't be covered another type of rationing takes place in selectively denying people access to healthcare based on certain types of health conditions so you're a smoker you're not allowed to get an operation your overweight eight you're not allowed to get an operation and that has begun in earnest in the countries that have socialized medicine and soon on potential is even coming to some of the states that are finding their medicaid programs constrained because of the costs that are skyrocketing and the fact that so many people who are and poor have tapped into medicaid system anyway we'll get into all of that on the shell i guess the lead story today folks is donald trump saying something potentially saying something insensitive to the widow of a soldier killed in afghanistan that's the that's the hot story that he may have been a bit of a claude when he spoke with a widow now he's denying it he's denying anything of the kind but that's that's the story today and i know that you really wanna talk about that right now it's she said he said or she said he says he didn't say and i is i went into the dental office this morning i had my you know my sixmonth teeth cleaning for today's show is on and there was a sevenminute peace on this story of frederica wilson a congresswoman who is insane and part of the hard left radical contingent of democrats in the house looking to impeach donald trump claiming and being interviewed that donald trump said something insensitive something the effect of well you're sudden knew what he.
"medicaid program" Discussed on KOMO
"Really put pressure on kennedy moderate out lately immortality in particular also perhaps john mccain who are worried about what the bill would do to kait medicaid and the marketplace had pretty good it's going to be alive wheeling and dealing going on over the next week or so lotta worry from governors to what was a you right in the in the post a bipartisan group of governors are posed because is up because of the block grant issue with twitter or why are they upset right so i did the republican gobble of the governor to overall that are the more the most worried are from hey pitic data medicaid get under the el iit would basically take the money that date particularly engine are using and redistribute that money q hate it didn't expand their medicaid program he uh republican much eight quake nevada and particularly add brand of all signed on bipartisan letter i did now nineteen the bell a couple other republicans are also worried it added ohio governor john kay thick um and then there there are more governor is dead and that republican in he hit didn't expand medicaid dad did send a letter to congress i'll say hey made eighty hit pointed out entered into the thought that gop governors are really divided on um and is atabani consider it we've looked weather uh you know somebody like mccain find out not something that interstate about area owner is dead goofy they got that are there has actually supported tobel even though he had expressed and application during the past about big medicaid and not another element that could possibly we mccain towards supporting it but still up in the air mccain i so far weathered added need on board nothing from our cows ski yet either kid now he kind of playing coy he'd been divided mcconnell off feigned i he actually did pay today he's requested more information from.
"medicaid program" Discussed on WDRC
"Competition uh uh in it they could expand their own they could expand their medicaid i guess with the greater federal dollar they expand their medicaid more with that don't know how that they would handle that which would be the state version of a which weird how but the state version of a an ended version of the public option so to speak but you wouldn't it wouldn't be an option if you can't buy intuit it's only and there're qualifiers in terms of income it's only for the lower income than it wouldn't be an option for most people now the the question is that some republicans wish to take and she stop the medicaid expansion and take that money away from states they currently have and give it to other states and share it with other states because it would be a general block grand based on the size of your population grand prix saudi arabia for per capita you'd get it and so if you have set up the the medicaid program you would lose that funding some wished to do that some wish not to do that and that's where the compromise would probably come in grey we have stated and it was funny 'cause we had said this a long time ago missilelaunch as we didn't know that the huge federal funding would be a part of it but we just said why not just let every state do whatever stay wishes to do of california wishes to have a single payer system is a of this discussed have vermont wished to have a single payer system find you've got federal funds to help funded for you you would think that would encourage the left some of the left to want to support the bill it didn't have that effect with bernie sanders who came out against it completely because he wants a federal single payer system we asked.
"medicaid program" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"In fact a i'm doing exactly what i said i would do and that is work with the governor of our state if yes you are accurate correct that uh we are medicaid expansion state we actually get a thirty percent increase in healthcare spending in the state nevada with this piece of legislation so far gone in our legislature like the medicaid program that we currently have only can keep it but they could expand it if that's what they choose to do with a thirty percent increase in spending so we're killing all fifty states do what's best for your constituency and this is a bigger and better product to me it's like a apple coming out with the iphone ten all right if you don't want abidjan keeper iphone server but there is an iphone 10 out there a bigger and better product if in fact your governor your legislature wants to put that back its together if you like rifle ten or seven you if you like the medicaid program that you have you can keep it we're not dictating to the states what they can do so we're giving our governor in our legislature the opportunity to keep what they have an end in if they choose they can expanded or take a look at other health care products are out there and move in that direction they made a very important point the second block grant that would have been money go into refundable tax credits in developing insurance companies is now block granted back to the states uh over it 10year period that achieves parody you can take up to fifteen percent of that block grant help with traditional medicaid so the bottom line is were making traditional medicate sustainable somebody needs to do that and we're putting money back into the hands of states that they would never never see and basically they can design systems at work for them if you want to repair obamacare you can if you want reimposed the individual mandate employer mandate you can but you don't have to if you wanna do something new and novel you can uh as to the process we passed obamacare on new year's eve of christmas eve i remember i remember it very well i think we can do a.
"medicaid program" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"The medicaid program and those include very deep cab we should not be making fundamental changes in as vital safety net program that's been on the books for fifty years the medicaid program without having a single hearing to add value way what the consequences are going to be the nazis susan collins get pulled on stage may cindy lauper during a yielded over the weekend we'll set up i'm going to try to find the cindy lauper brought her up on stage because susan collins of maine has been a big supporter of a gay rights and cindy lauper who's pretty liberal brought her onstage and mentioned she's a republican hero blais gay rights are not he's just the mere mention of the republican i'm surprised she didn't get booed off stage no the applauded her i can't believe that cindy lauper still does concerts to be honest with you that was a bigger story to me love cindy lauper hey coming up next that the very special birthday for arguably the biggest sports personality in the city of indianapolis plus peyton manning giving back to jimmy kimmel little bit we'll have some highlights that for you next that the hammer and nigel show 93 wnyc the chicks public and senator chuck grassley who is the chairman of the senate judiciary committee plans to send a letter to donald trump jr asking him to testify before the committee i i think trump jr will happily do that he has to do a letter plumber like talking about it he has to send a formal leonard what is calling for crying out loud i think it's wise framed yeah i don't think he really hasn't its choice if this is going to be a nightmarish chicks on the right weekdays.
"medicaid program" Discussed on WCTC
"The threat the ma is there anything republican leadership can do to get you to vote yes for this spill certainly there if steps that could be taken the bait with in nature overalls at the legislation for example if they provisions that completely over all the medicaid program were drop from the bell that would be a great step in the right direction the cables yesterday she was in the basement of the capital in any time a liberal republican wants to trash conservative attempts to do trade and transfer formative staff the media will run to that i awesome whether it's lindsey graham and john mccain susan collins who you just heard from maine and i was listening to her thinking okay how is different from what nancy pelosi would say about this bill and in most regards mentioned expand the medicaid spending grew keep growing at she doesn't think it can but in any way be shrunk i didn't hear her making any argument for transparency in pricing for services or any of the free market concerns that conservatives have about this legislation i didn't hear any that all she seems to want is more money for rural hospitals because main has a lot of rural hospital does she gave some statistics that demonstrate how this health well i i call like healthcare welfare but how the expansion of medicaid has really got in these hospitals just addicted to the federal dollars everybody's on medicaid i mean the expansion of medicaid has resulted in some of these rural hospitals being seventy percent dependent on medicaid dollars so they lose medic they they lose significant medicaid dollars i guess it can be pushed out of business that's the argument they're making and then they have the mother on msnbc yesterday with the the disabled child and she's she's somehow has the money to fly to washington from wherever she was promised she flew to washington to make a statement will someone's pain for her trip and.
"medicaid program" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Like the inhaler like rob portman like shomar capital are only concerned about the phaseout of obamacare's medics expansion that's wrong they're very concerned long term about the longterm because these are states that are extraordinarily reliant in their populations on the overall medicaid program not just the expansion population so if you're having a reduction in spending on medicaid because of this shift and growth rate which conservatives really want that that deep or that's that that the cuts that deeply that severely problematic any kind of reinforces the reasons why shelley moore capito is very against the growth rate change why rob portman has said the growth rate changes and on started for him white dean heller says will first off whatever governor sandovol wants i want to you and also the that this is really problematic and so the interesting element here is that's not on the table for change according to senior senate republicans i've been talking to something uh pat toomey a conservative member from pennsylvania fought for very hard it was one of the few things conservatives feel like big got out of these initial negotiations is this growth rate change and it's not on the table to come out so when you put those numbers together the cbo release yesterday and you put the very very real concerns of several moderate senators moderate issue senators um it's a problem no question about so just tell me understand this though when you i told me we think about this you just said it's hard to separate sometimes people to understand the expansion of medicaid that was an obamacare where certain governors accepted these expansion dollars versus the longterm projections of the program as it was originally constructed.
"medicaid program" Discussed on KOMO
"Says and the impact of the medicaid pads santer state governments the most vulnerable people in our society and healthcare providers such as our rural hospitals and nursing home most of whom are very depending on the medicaid program so threading that needle is going to be extremely debt for you just heard says kellyanne conway say though that those are not medicaid cuts was here response to that well i respectfully disagree with her analysis but this is why we need the congressional budget office as sas men at the impact at the senate bill on causing coverage including it sin nelson said medicaid and that will be coming out tomorrow but based on what i've seen given the inflation rate that would be applied and the outer years the medicaid program the senate bell is going to have more impact and that medicaid program then even the has fell so that means that that's true and at that is that is confirmed by the congressional budget office here and now i want to wait to see the cbo analysis but i have very serious concerns about the doubt you're also have concerns about planned parenthood this bill would deny funding planned parenthood for a year i know you're planning on introducing an amendment with senator mcaskie that would restore the funding for planned planned parenthood if that amendment fails we oppose final passage well i lemme say that it makes absolutely no sense to eliminate federal funding for planned parenthood are already are like standing restrictions sunday use some federal funds for a sense of that snap what this debate passed about and planned parenthood it is an important provider healthcare services including family planning.
"medicaid program" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos
"And just to be clear about the impact of what they're doing a sixteen year old person in maine we'll having nine thousand two hundred dollar increase in their premiums will we that is closer to this where the money is as medicaid is here the only to fuel a tax cut for the wealthy why do they have to do that just deal with obamacare if you want to but what this has become is a basically cruel attempt to go after a healthcare system for the most vulnerable in that house and the senate bill they brought in the medicaid program to ultimate to basically gere like basically cut millions of people you'll see that in the cbo square tomorrow millions of people will lose coverage from the medicaid cuts and the senate bill is crueler and the medicaid expansion people have medicaid today through the expansion will lose it from the senate bill and you know that as well as i do on who's one of the things that i will obamacare is largely both the medicaid expansion because what eighty percent of the difficulty on the medical under shawmut the medicaid program as well knows you had to see the here's the thing the traditional populations and medicaid those who are most vulnerable the disabled the aged but the sick younger americans those people are still going to be in the medicaid program because there's not every every step will be saturday aren't debate leads us closer and closer to single payer every single step of this debate leases costa there is an ideological reason and republicans wanted to stand up and say we don't want government involved in health care at all they say i'll agree to disagree disagreeing that's you know we could have a debate about how to fix the aca you would never give up credits offered to provide those that sunlight that happened until this goes data there is some thought.
"medicaid program" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"This isn't just affecting the medicaid expansion this bill has now essentially a direct assault on the medicaid program that existed before the aca ever uh ever ever passed and their transforming it um in a direction in which it makes it i mean we can go into per capita caps and all the stuff but essentially cuts cuts the program in an how much can help people in what it can do under the guise of flexibility uh i should say you're making quote fingers i know i'm sorry fancy the visuals of my face or my quote fingers but uh i'll do my best but out the expression were talking about this bill i mean that is what is really kind of a amazing about this process which is it's been a the is the aca repeal is a a beton switching multiple directions first of all it's uh they're essentially doing a massive tax cut for the wealthy in order to is part of this healthcare bill but also it's you know this is what they're trying to do the medicaid program is not something have been trying to do in is is something we've been trying to do for a few years as has been i as like a thirty year assault as a contract with america was uh this was met with america that the republicans in the house couldn't get done in the mid nineteen nineties and they're using this bill as a vehicle to accomplish it so you know it's weird about the debate were having is not that uh were setting back the obama your policies these are policies were to the far right of george w bush that trump is is championing in trying to get past will it's it's notable for a few reasons one as has been remarked trump campaigned on a promise not to cut the entitlement programs including medicaid including medicaid that seems to be forgotten secondly medicaid is thought of very differently by the parties i saw poll i think it was kaiser family foundation more than half of republican voters think that medicaid is welfare.