Trump administration lets Michigan, Maine tie Medicaid benefits to seeking job

ㅤ”‘We are dedicated to empowering states to better serve their residents through state-led reforms that improve health and help lift individuals out of poverty,’ CMS Administrator Seema Verma wrote to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican. ‘Your efforts through this demonstration help us fulfill that promise.'”

ㅤô¿ô …At the risk of being a party pooper, we need to face reality. We smart people know another recession is coming. It’s not if. It’s when. At that time the politicians will rescind work requirements so they can pretend they’re doing something to help people. I hate politicians.

Full story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 12/21/18. See “medicaid, work requirements.”

Medicaid rolls set to be slashed under Trump-approved work rules

ㅤ”Of those who lost coverage this month, about 95 percent didn’t file the necessary documents with the state. That led to their removal from Medicaid, though some may have been working working the required 80 hours a month.
ㅤIt’s unclear why those participants didn’t file reports, especially if they were working, though some say it could be due to confusion, an inability to access a computer or general unawareness about the new requirements.”

ㅤô¿ô …It’s a combination of laziness and rebelliousness with ample amounts of sex, booze, cocaine,, heroin and weed.

Full story at The Hill. Posted on 9/13/18. See “medicaid, work requirements.”

White House to Sidestep Judge's Block on Medicaid Work Requirements
Pictured: HHS Secretary Alex Azar

ㅤ"’We suffered one blow in a district court in litigation,’ said Azar. ‘We are undeterred. We are proceeding forward. We are fully committed to work requirements and community participation requirements in the Medicaid program. We will continue to litigate. We will continue to approve plans.’"

Full story at Newsmax, image from npr(.org) – 8/11/18. See "medicaid, alex azar."

Seema Verma previews Medicare agenda

Pictured: Seema Verma

ㅤ”The CMS administrator on Thursday offered a high-level preview of upcoming Medicare payment regulations, with an eye toward ensuring ‘sustainability of the program,’ Verma told POLITICO’s Rachana Pradhan and other reporters.”

Full story at Politico, image from politico(.com) – 3/23/18. Tags: seema verma, medicare, aca, medicaid. 𑗉

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Indiana to install work rules for Medicaid


ㅤ”Starting in 2019, the state will require able-bodied and working-age Medicaid beneficiaries to go to school, find a job, or participate in other qualifying events such as volunteering or job skills training for 20 hours a week.
ㅤSome beneficiaries, including those who are medically frail, students or pregnant, will be exempt from the requirements, said Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Director Jennifer Walthall at the press conference.
ㅤShe estimates that of the state’s 400,000 Medicaid recipients, 130,000 of them would qualify under the new work requirements.”

ㅤô¿ô …Welcome to America !!

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from blogcdn(.com) – 2/2/18.ㅤTags indiana, kentucky, medicaid, alex azar, jennifer walthall.

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Trump opens door for states to defund Planned Parenthood


ㅤ”The administration is putting out a new regulation Friday that details the 25 areas that deal with conscience and religious freedom. The statutory provisions are in federal law, but ‘in previous years weren’t enforced at all,’ said Roger Severino, director of the Office of Civil Rights. ‘The statutes we are talking about focus on actions that providers say they cannot do in good conscience.’ He gave examples of abortion and assisted suicide.
ㅤSeverino said that the word is out that religious liberty complaints are being heard. He said that so far this year HHS has received 34 complaints from healthcare providers. This was compared to the prior average of 1.25 complaints per year.
ㅤ’We opened the doors and that we will actually take your complaints seriously,’ Severino said.'”

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from (tags abortion empire, obama administration, obama years, obama-era, planned parenthood, pro-choice, trump administration, white house, medicaid) – 1/19/18

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Nine states ready to require jobs for Medicaid enrollees

ㅤ”Nine states are planning to implement work requirements for their Medicaid enrollees, following Kentucky, which on Friday became the first place in the country to be approved to create such a program.
ㅤArizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin have submitted their own proposals, though some will have to work with federal officials to make sure their requests fit the guidelines laid out Thursday by the Trump administration.”

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from (medicaid, arizona, arkansas, indiana, kansas, maine, new hampshire, north carolina, utah, wisconsin) – 1/13/18


Kentucky becomes first state to require work for some Medicaid beneficiaries

ㅤ”The commonwealth will become the first locality in the country to implement such requirements, a request it initially made under the Obama administration. Under Obama, the government determined that work obligations ran counter to Medicaid’s mission of providing medical assistance to low-income people.”

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from (health insurance, healthcare, medicaid, kentucky) – 1/12/18


2018: What’s Next for Obamacare

ㅤ”The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act repealed the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. Obamacare mandated that Americans who forgo health insurance would have to pay $695 or 2.5 percent of their income, whichever is larger. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) found that 80 percent of those who pay the Obamacare mandate fine make less than $50,000 a year, making the mandate’s repeal a huge middle-class tax cut.”

Full story at Breitbart, image from breitbart(.com) • aca, jobs, labor force, middle class, middle income, obamacare, tax cuts, tax rates, tax reform, taxes, workforce, working class, mandate, medicaid ㅤ Home

Seema Verma: Medicaid waivers under Obama a hill to climb for states trying to tackle opioid crisis

ㅤPictured: Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from washingtonexaminer(.com) • drug cartels, drugs, heroin, heroin epidemic, mexican cartels, obama administration, obama years, obama-era, opioid crisis, opioid epidemic, opioids, seema verma, verma, medicaid, waivers ㅤ Home

Susan Collins points to elections as evidence of need to fix Obamacare

ㅤô¿ô …Collins has been right all along. Hopefully the President and the GOP are admitting their mistake. As the saying goes, once an entitlement is in place, it can’t be terminated.

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from washingtonexaminer(.com) • aca, health insurance, healthcare, medicaid, obamacare, susan collins, conservative, politics

CBO says repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate penalties would save $338 billion

ㅤ”Obamacare’s individual mandate obligates that people purchase health insurance or pay a fine. Proponents say that it is needed to help bring healthier customers into Obamacare’s exchanges to help keep costs down for the pool. Opponents say it has not been effective in achieving this outcome.”

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from washingtonexaminer(.com) • aca, cbo, congressional budget office, keith hall, medicaid, obamacare, tax reform, conservative, politics

Trump: Members of Congress ‘forgot what their pledges were’ on Obamacare repeal

Story and video at The Washington Examiner, notes at the DC Drain, image from washingtonexaminer(.com).

ㅤ”President Trump bashed Congress on Friday for its inability to repeal Obamacare, but said his ability to take executive action by himself can still lead to real improvements in healthcare.”

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Paul Ryan applauds Trump’s decision to end Obamacare payments ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

Story at The Washington Examiner, notes at the DC Drain, image from thehill(.com).

ㅤ”‘Today’s decision by the Trump administration to end the appeal of that ruling preserves a monumental affirmation of Congress’s authority and the separation of powers,’ Ryan said. ‘Obamacare has proven itself to be a fatally flawed law, and the House will continue to work with Trump administration to provide the American people a better system.'”

#politics #conservative #aca #donald trump #insurer payments #medicaid #obamacare #paul ryan #potus #president #white houseGo to reblog.

New York, California threaten to sue over health-care subsidies ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

Story at The Hill, notes at the DC Drain, image from wordpress(.com).

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

ㅤ”Again and again, President Trump has threatened to cut off these subsidies to undermine our healthcare system and force Congress to the negotiating table. That’s unacceptable.” — Eric Schneiderman (D)
ㅤAnother Dem scumbag is fuming. Excellent.

#politics #conservative #republican #gop #draintheswamp #maga #americafirst #democratic socialists #donald trump #president #potus #white house #eric schneiderman #executive order #health insurance #healthcare #health care #insurer subsidies #obamacare #medicaid #aca #subsidy paymentsGo to reblog.

Trump will scrap critical Obamacare subsidy ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

Story at Politico, notes at the DC Drain, image from businessinsider(.com).

ㅤ”President Donald Trump plans to cut off critical subsidy payments to insurers selling Obamacare coverage, according to two people familiar with the matter.”

#politics #conservative #republican #gop #draintheswamp #maga #americafirst #aca #donald trump #medicaid #obamacare #potus #president #subsidy payments #white houseGo to reblog.

Trump signs executive order to loosen Obamacare rules ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

Story at The Washington Examiner, notes at the DC Drain, image from thehill(.com).
ㅤ”The process will take several months and will not go into effect in time for open enrollment, which runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15.”

#politics #conservative #republican #gop #draintheswamp #maga #americafirst #aca #donald trump #medicaid #obamacare #potus #president #white house #association health plansGo to reblog.

Exclusive – Rand Paul on Trump Healthcare Executive Action: Congress Failed, Time to Act

Story at Breitbart, notes at the DC Drain, image from breitbart(.com).
ㅤRand Paul himself wrote this article.

#politics #conservative #republican #gop #draintheswamp #maga #americafirst #aca #donald trump #health care #healthcare #medicaid #obamacare #potus #president #rand paul #white house #erisa #association health plansGo to reblog.

California Obamacare exchange adds 12 percent surcharge to make up for uncertainty

Story at The Washington Examiner, notes at the DC Drain, image from homehealthcarenews(.com).

ㅤGee. Once California residents take financial responsibility for their socialism, they won’t like it. Neither will their high tech industries.

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