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September 19th, 2012
06:05 PM ET

Effects of proposed Medicaid overhaul

CNN's Lisa Sylvester goes in depth into how Medicaid helped one family and how that could change if it is overhauled.


Filed under: Health • Lisa Sylvester • Medicaid
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  1. Fernanda

    let the non violaters out early not just state but fedreal to, the ones at camps could be home and all that money saved .if they can be at a camp with no bars or fenced in like canaan waymart ,then they could come home and do the same be on house arrest or report to someone twice a week and have to pay for the visit.

    November 11, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
  2. Scandal2012

    The Obama admin is URGING states to cut Medicaid...
    -–
    February 04, 2011 from latimes.com by Noam N. Levey

    Obama administration offers states ideas on
    how to cut Medicaid

    A letter to governors facing huge budget shortfalls
    suggests a range of Medicaid cuts, including removal
    of some people from the program.

    Reporting from Washington — Facing a revolt from states con-
    fronted by huge budget shortfalls and tattered healthcare safety
    nets, the Obama administration is intensifying a drive to help
    state leaders wring savings from their Medicaid programs.

    "I know you are struggling to balance your budget while still
    providing critical healthcare services to those who need it most,"
    Sebelius said. "In light of difficult budget circumstances, we are
    stepping up our efforts to help you identify cost drivers in the
    Medicaid program and provide you with new tools and resources
    to achieve short-term savings and longer term sustainability."

    The Obama administration is suggesting that governors could
    cut optional health benefits that many Medicaid programs offer,
    such as physical therapy, dental care, eyeglasses and even some
    prescription drugs.

    September 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
  3. JohnKelly

    It's not just Romney and Ryan . It's the whole republican party. The recent so – called house budget cuts SS,Medicare and Medicaid. Seriously.

    September 21, 2012 at 9:04 pm |
  4. manning El Paso, TX

    Medicaid is there for the people who need medical help, Romney & Ryan have already shown they want to cut medicaid for the poor, so they can give to the rich, how low can they get?

    September 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm |

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