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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
a reply to: xuenchen

See...I dont get Michigan, you go to the dr., tests, xrays, an MRI, specialists, have surgeries, rehab etc....just make and go to the 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 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

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
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:

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:

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