States fear losing aid for 'uninsurables' | allnurses

States fear losing aid for 'uninsurables'

  1. 0 "The root of the problem is that the federal health care law capped spending on the program at $5 billion, and the money is running out because the beneficiaries turned out to be costlier to care for than expected. Advanced heart disease and cancer are common diagnoses for the group."

    Gee. Who would have ever imagined???

    http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/nati...b98bb8b8d.html
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    About SC_RNDude, BSN, RN

    SC_RNDude has '4' year(s) of experience. Joined May '10; Posts: 657; Likes: 737.

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    Capped spending, for all medicare and medicaid programs, is often touted as a great way to fix healthcare and doesn't seem to be going away; It was proposed in the mid 80's and has stuck around, it was the basis of 2012 Republican healthcare platform. I think it makes more sense to cut the costs, then spending will cut itself without leaving people with care.
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    Quote from MunoRN
    Capped spending, for all medicare and medicaid programs, is often touted as a great way to fix healthcare and doesn't seem to be going away; It was proposed in the mid 80's and has stuck around, it was the basis of 2012 Republican healthcare platform. I think it makes more sense to cut the costs, then spending will cut itself without leaving people with care.
    I agree, cutting costs is crucial to solving our healthcare crisis. Unfortunately, nothing out there right now from those in power, including Obamacare and the most recent Republican platform do anything for that.


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