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Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by mjfromga
Is this then, a justification of rationing?
as a teacher I see kids on 5 or 6 heavy-duty meds and the poor child can barely function. Magic Pills
Originally posted by jibeho
For those who said this would never happen.... Really? Still want to defend that statement
Medicaid does not provide medical assistance for all people with limited incomes and resources. Even under the broadest provisions of the Federal statute (except for emergency services for certain persons), the Medicaid program does not provide health care services for everyone. You must qualify for Medicaid. Low-income is only one test for Medicaid eligibility. There are other established thresholds that vary state by state that must also be met.
almost all states have implemented one or more strategies aimed at managing prescription drug use or curtailing wasteful and ineffective use.
Cost sharing (that is, copayments) is one of the oldest and most prevalent forms of utilization management (UM), but a variety of other methods are increasingly being used
These include prior authorization, preferred drug lists, dispensing limits, mandatory use of generics, and step therapy.2
Many states have also tried to contain costs by reducing their reimbursement to pharmacies, negotiating supplemental rebates with manufacturers, and monitoring high-cost users and prescribers of drugs. ...