Thursday, January 26, 2017

Trump's Health Secretary Thinks Poor Should Pay More For Medicaid

The republican strategy of fighting climate disruption - decrease the population by increasing the death rate.

Jan. 22, 2017
Bruce Japsen

Poor Americans insured by Medicaid will pay more out-of-pocket toward their healthcare services under proposals favored by Dr. Tom Price, Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

During the first of two committee hearings he faces before the U.S. Senate votes on whether to confirm him, Price said he supports a plan within Indiana’s Medicaid program that requires a copayment or premium to get a richer benefit package. Price, who goes before the Senate Finance Committee this week, favors repealing the Affordable Care Act and its Medicaid expansion, and his testimony offers ideas on what he may push to replace the law.


But reports out of Indiana say Healthy Indiana doesn’t work for everybody. And “the state and insurers running HIP 2.0 are making mistakes,” according to this story. [See my next blog post]

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