Tag Archives: Medicaid

MAINE: GOP Gov. Paul LePage Vows To Block Medicaid Expansion Despite Successful Ballot Measure

Talking Points Memo reports: Maine voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to become the first state in the nation to expand Medicaid by ballot initiative, approving the measure by a nearly 20-point margin. But Republican Gov. Paul LePage, a vehement opponent of Medicaid who has vetoed expansion bills five times since the Affordable Care Act became law, is threatening once again to ...

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Proposed Trump Budget Slashes Medicaid, Food Stamps

The Hill reports: President Trump will propose massive cuts to the Medicaid program for fiscal 2018, according to a budget document posted by the Department of Health and Human Services. In total, the budget proposes cutting Medicaid spending by $610 billion over 10 years. That’s on top of more than $800 billion in cuts called for under the House-passed ObamaCare ...

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Tom Cotton: Able-Bodied Poor People Don’t Deserve Medicaid, They Should Buy “Market-Based Insurance”

Raw Story reports: Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) on Sunday called on “able-bodied” poor people to be removed from Medicaid. CNN host Jake Tapper noted during an interview on State of the Union that Republican governors had criticized House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) plan to repeal Obamacare because it would reduce funds for Medicaid, leaving millions without medical coverage. Cotton declared ...

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Bernie Sanders Trolls Trump With His Own Tweet: Just Admit You Were Lying Or Leave Medicare Alone [VIDEO]

SUH-NAP. Via Gizmodo: The Senate is currently debating the repeal of Obamacare. And since Senators love their visual aids, it makes sense that Bernie Sanders brought one along with him to work today. But Bernie’s sign marks the dawn of a new era in a lot of ways. He literally just printed out a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump. To ...

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Rick Scott Posts Revenge Clip Against Critic [VIDEO]

The Wrap reports: Way to spend those tax dollars, Florida. After a video of a woman cursing him out in a coffee shop went viral this week, Florida Governor Rick Scott decided to unleash his own retaliatory clip on the world — and his very vocal critic. The video, titled “Latte Liberal Gets an Earful,” begins with a brief replay ...

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FLORIDA: Ranting Woman Confronts “Asshole” Gov. Rick Scott Over Refusal To Expand Medicaid [VIDEO]

Holy CRAP, is this great. Via Salon: What would you do if had a chance encounter with the one politician you most disdained? What would you say if you ran into your governor at your local Starbucks? Lake Worth resident Cara Jennings recognized Florida Governor Rick Scott as she worked at her local Starbucks in Gainesville on Tuesday. In a ...

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LOUISIANA: Bobby Jindal Out, Gov. John Bel Edwards In, 100,000 Residents To Gain Access To Medicaid

Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards was sworn in yesterday and as Bobby Jindal hits the exit things will immediately get better for the state’s impoverished families. Via Daily News Bin: Edwards says that he’s signing off on Medicaid expansion this Tuesday. That means at least 100,000 low-income residents of Louisiana will gain access to health care immediately. The Affordable ...

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John Oliver On Medicaid Expansion [VIDEO]

Last night John Oliver ripped into Republican leaders who oppose expanding Medicaid coverage in their home states. Raw Story recaps: According to Oliver, 20 Republican-led states opted out of accepting what is essentially free money from the federal government in order to provide needed health care for residents who can’t afford health insurance. One state that has had overwhelming success ...

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Former Staffers Accuse AIDS Healthcare Foundation Of Massive Kickback Scheme

According to a press release published by lawyers representing former AIDS Healthcare Foundation staffers, the combative organization has engaged in a massive patient referral kickback scheme that has defrauded the federal government to the tune of $20M a year. The press release begins: Three former managers of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Inc. (AHF) have filed Federal and Florida State Whistleblower Act ...

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Asshole Of The Day

JMG reader Will points us to the website Asshole Of The Day, which quotes Talking Points Memo about GOP Arkansas state Rep. Josh Miller: More than a decade ago, Arkansas Rep. Josh Miller (R) was in a catastrophic car accident that broke his neck and left him paralyzed. Medicare and Medicaid paid the $1 million bill for his hospitalization and ...

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Facebook Graphic Of The Day

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Baldwin Opponent Caught Boasting: I’m The Guy To End Medicaid & Medicare

Tammy Baldwin’s Senate opponent has been caught on tape bragging to a Tea Party audience that he’s the best man to end Medicare and Medicaid. The Atlantic wonders: “Will this video sink Tommy Thompson?” The clip has already been turned into a pro-Baldwin ad.

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MINNESOTA: Republican Lawmakers Block Bill To Ban Medicaid For “Ex-Gay” Therapy

Clip description: A move to stop using Medicaid dollars for programs that “pray the gay away” was defeated along a mostly party line vote in the Senate. Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis) argued that tax payers should’t have to pay the bill for “therapies that do real damage to individuals and are based on a particular, narrow religious perspective.” Senator Dibble ...

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NEW YORK: Pharmacist Busted In Massive $274M Medicaid Scam To Resell HIV Meds

The New York Attorney General’s office has announced the arrest of a Long Island MOMS pharmacist and three others who have been accused reselling HIV medications which had been paid for by Medicaid. The drugs resold on the black market may have been expired or otherwise unusable, putting patients at grave risk for potentially fatal infections. A pharmacist at the ...

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GOP Unveils Budget That Overhauls Medicare & Medicaid, Repeals Obamacare

House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan today unveiled a long-term plan that would dramatically overhaul the way the federal government and states administer Medicare and Medicaid. The GOP plan also, of course, repeals “Obamacare.” Ryan’s budget proposal aims to slash $6 trillion from the budget over the next 10 years. It would in part accomplish that by changing Medicaid ...

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Texas GOP Mulling Medicaid Withdrawal

The Texas GOP, which swept into the state legislature with overwhelming numbers last week, is mulling a complete withdrawal from Medicaid, a move which could leave millions of Texans without any health care coverage. “With Obamacare mandates coming down, we have a situation where we cannot reduce benefits or change eligibility” to cut costs, said State Representative Warren Chisum, Republican ...

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Medicaid Benefits For MA Gays

Excellent news. Yesterday the Massachusetts house passed a bill approving equal Medicaid benefits for married gays. Gov. Deval Patrick is expected to sign the bill, which was passed by the state House on July 15. The lawmakers’ actions defy the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which bans legally wed same-sex couples from receiving federally provided benefits such as Medicaid, the ...

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