July 10, 2012

Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion Move Health Care in the Wrong Direction

Justin Katz

The Supreme Court's recent ruling that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is constitutional resolved one narrow area of uncertainty surrounding the law. The upcoming U.S. election season as well as the various reactions of the states to implementation of new federal policy leave the future of health care at the national level unstable.

It would be prudent for Rhode Island to consider its options as a sovereign state, rather than merely charging forward with reforms as concocted in Washington, D.C. A policy brief that I've written for the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity finds there to be seven critical flaws — risks to Rhode Islanders — that justify reconsidering the planned implementation of the new Medicaid expansion and state health benefits exchange.

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The crackhead in chief said we would put 20 million more on Medicaid, give 27 year old "kids" free coverage, end pre-existing coverages AND costs would be reduced.
Wonder why, with all those great things, implementation was made AFTER the election.
Can't figure out why............

Posted by: Tommy Cranston at July 10, 2012 2:19 PM

In the last five years my husband and I have spent a total of $500 combined for our medical care. He is self employed and we do not have insurance. I have a serious pre-existing medical condition.

If we bought insurance for that five period it would have cost us $84,000. In other words,$16,800 a year. We cannot afford that.

Posted by: helen at July 11, 2012 1:18 AM

So it's ok that other people pay for you? Do you thank all the taxpayers you meet for your life?

Posted by: Mike678 at July 11, 2012 8:33 AM

Mike12345....."So it's ok that other people pay for you? Do you thank all the taxpayers you meet for your life?"

Show me your evidence where other people are paying for her. You are assuming the worst in her...like she's a liberal or something.

Posted by: ANTHONY at July 11, 2012 4:57 PM

Hi Anthony--having a problem counting to 8? take a deep breath and look at one hand (five fingers) and then the other... :)

To address your point--you could be correct. I, perhaps in error, assumed that someone with a "serious pre-existing medical condition" would be receiving care, and that $100 a year on medical would not be enough to cope with a "serious pre-existing medical condition." I then assumed that this person got care under other auspices--the emergency room, medicare, etc... I could be wrong. Can you, on the other hand, prove otherwise? And yes--having lived in RI for some time, I have learned to expect the worse...

Posted by: Mike678 at July 12, 2012 12:34 PM

Congrats Mike #1-10. You have proven yourself to be an assuming jackass. You assumed she was a sponge,admitted she might not be and then ask me to prove she is a sponge. Keep counting Mike #1-10. As for living in RI...is it your choice or did the devil make you do it?

Posted by: ANTHONY at July 12, 2012 7:16 PM
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