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Hundreds on Medicaid waiting list in Illinois die while waiting for care

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posted on Nov, 23 2016 @ 06:36 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

See...I dont get that....in Michigan, you go to the dr., tests, xrays, an MRI, specialists, have surgeries, rehab etc....just make and go to the appt.....no waiting.

And its based on household income. Even though I have investments, musical royalties, Social Security and 401 and 405 retirement plans...Medicaid for myself and wife would be based based on income of a household of 2.

Years ago, I paid nothing for any of the above, no waiting lists, no co-pays on scripts....zip. I had Medicaid and Blue Cross Complete. I still have Blue Cross....but am not on social services, we both work, dont collect my social security or retirements...just my EMT city wages and some musical royalties each quarter for musical record sales worldwide.

And I know some folks now...who are on MIHealth/Medicaid and its still the same for them...not waiting once you get your card......Illinois sounds wacky....





posted on Nov, 23 2016 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: CB328
It sounds like a bunch of people were added by Obamacare, and there aren't enough doctors to see everyone in a timely manner. To be fair you would have to compare how many people died before the expansion from lack of treatment and see which number is bigger.

They said that 40,000 people a year were dying in the US from lack of healthcare before Obamacare, by the way, so I would guess that more people died before in Illinois.


Illinois Obama.Care policies are not the same as Illinois Medicaid policies.




posted on May, 2 2017 @ 12:50 AM
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May 1, 2017

ObamaCare was set up to pay 100% of the cost of medical bills and administration costs, for Medicaid patients, in states that agreed to expand Medicaid Eligibility.

Per the ACA contract with the states, the 100% was paid through 2016. Between 2017 and 2020, it's incrementally trimmed back to 90%.

Already, Oregon is contemplating either reducing Medicaid benefits, or raising taxes on its citizens, because the law's schedule of Federal assistance has expansion states paying 5%. Medicaid is now so popular, that the 5% is a large sum of money.

How the 5% responsibility is hurting Oregon: www.washingtonexaminer.com...

Other states are beginning to feel the "ouch!" from having to pay 5% of the Medicaid Expansion medical bills and administration costs, as well. In Illinois doctors/hospitals are now waiting 5 to 9 months to be paid. (Was 3 months when the Federal Government paid 100% of the costs.)

Actually, the fact that over 11 million people enrolled in Medicaid, in the 32 states that adopted Medicaid expansion, is a sign that America has too many "working poor". But that's another subject for another thread.

REF: Map of States That Expanded Medicaid Under the ACA: kff.org...



posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 09:38 PM
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August 11, 2017

If anyone thinks that Medicaid is as simple as the Government writing a check to doctors for their poorer patients' Medical Bills, read this article..
www.chicagobusiness.com...



posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 09:57 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
August 11, 2017

If anyone thinks that Medicaid is as simple as the Government writing a check to doctors for their poorer patients' Medical Bills, read this article..
www.chicagobusiness.com...


Jesus.

Illinois has a population of 12 million and the article says 3.2 million are Medicaid(ed).

And Ill owes $3 billion in back claims ?

Fer cripe sake !!




posted on Aug, 12 2017 @ 01:50 AM
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That more people than have been murdered so far this year in Chicago!


Holy crap!



posted on Aug, 12 2017 @ 09:09 AM
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originally posted by: Tempter
That more people than have been murdered so far this year in Chicago!


Holy crap!


They keep setting all kinds of records around here.




posted on Aug, 12 2017 @ 09:20 AM
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Heres how midicaid and medicare works for people on disability. As you work throughout your life you earn work credits towards disability. The more work credits you earn the more money you will get from disability should you become disabled. Everyone on disability gets medicare.

If you get more then $920 on disability you only get medicare and they deduct $100 out of your disability check every month to pay for it.

If you get under $920 a month on disability you get medicaid and medicare. Since you're under the $920 limit the state also pays the $100 for your medicare.

The $920 is set at the federal level.

If you don't have enough work credits to qualify for disability you get SSI which is supplemental security income. It's a federal set minimum. Say your a housewife that hasn't worked or you become disabled at a young age.

If you have a parent that is disabled and you become disabled before working they can base your disability off of your disabled parents income.

People on SSI don't get medicare because only people on SSDI (social security disability) qualify.

People on SSI only get medicaid.

People on SSDI making over $920 get medicare only.

People on SSDI making under $920 get medicaid and medicare.



posted on Aug, 12 2017 @ 10:15 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: carewemust
August 11, 2017

If anyone thinks that Medicaid is as simple as the Government writing a check to doctors for their poorer patients' Medical Bills, read this article..
www.chicagobusiness.com...


Jesus.

Illinois has a population of 12 million and the article says 3.2 million are Medicaid(ed).

And Ill owes $3 billion in back claims ?

Fer cripe sake !!





Here in the Western Chicago suburbs, there are only 6 doctors who accept Medicaid patients now. They couldn't keep their doors open without receiving payment for services rendered.

The new Medicaid reforms will restrict recipients from going to the E.R. for treatments. But, since there are few doctors accepting Medicaid patients, what are they gonna do?

If you make less than $16,000 in Illinois, you qualify for Medicaid. Sounds great on paper, that's about all.



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