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Report: Feds Mull Cuts
Due To Medicaid Backlogs

Daily Caller, by Sarah Hurtubise

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Posted By:MissMolly, 4/29/2014 5:12:56 AM

States are working through hundreds of thousands of backlogged applications due to Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, but the administration is threatening to cut funding for dealing with them. A massive influx of Medicaid applications has been further complicated by technological snafus between HealthCare.gov and incompatible state technologies, creating backlogs across the country. According to a report from Washington, D.C. think tank the American Action Forum, outgoing Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius is proposing a solution that will make the problem worse. During a recent Senate Finance Committee hearing, Sebelius suggested that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would temporarily

This is why the governors of the states refusing to join the Obamacare exchanges resisted the temptation of the quick up-front money.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/29/2014 5:50:35 AM     (No. 9828859)

The other states who picked up the expanded Medicaid are fools and their taxpayers are going to see huge hikes when CMS and the Feds decide they no longer want to pay for the expansion much less the current backlog which the Fed created.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 4/29/2014 6:50:42 AM     (No. 9828892)

We have representatives who want to "fix" this mess instead of repealing and starting over. Yeah, right. I´m betting John Boehner agrees with her.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 4/29/2014 12:35:32 PM     (No. 9829410)

Medicaid is going to bankrupt this nation. Why save a dime for when you get old and ill when taxpayers will be forced to pick up the tab when the time comes? There are many that can´t and have health issues. They are not the problem. It is the irresponsible that could, don´t, and leave it to the rest of us to clean up the mess.

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