Obama admin denies IL.

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Obama admin denies IL.
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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 2:46pm

If this ever makes it to the mainstream media I'll post it.

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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 9:16am

 


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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 11:44am

I clearly said Obama admin. His administration.

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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 1:17pm
From the Fox link I posted.....
>"Asked about the lawmakers' appeal, a CMS spokesman said Monday that the agency has offered "alternate" solutions for verifying eligibility.

"In this instance, while some of the state's initial proposal did not comply with federal law, CMS worked hand in hand with the state to offer alternate solutions to address their concerns, including encouraging the state to use available electronic data and verification sources to minimize paperwork burden on families, businesses, and state workers," the spokesman said in a statement. "We are committed to giving Illinois and all states the ability to maintain the integrity of their Medicaid programs, while ensuring that beneficiaries continue to receive access to the care they need to live healthier lives."
In January, several governors sent a letter to President Obama and congressional leadership asking for flexibility in their verification processes for Medicaid. Biggert has also introduced legislation to allow states to determine their rules."<

If every state had their own rules wouldn't that lead to confusion?

 


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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 1:28pm

This is from an email I received from Consumer Reports about the gov. of CT vetoing a bill. (CT home of many insurance companies.).....

>"This bill – passed overwhelmingly by both both parties – would require a public hearing on any health insurance rate hike over 10 percent, and make sure that consumers and policyholders are represented in proceedings.

Unfortunately, the Governor vetoed it. It’s time Connecticut has open, fair and constructive debates about health insurance costs, rather than keeping rate proceedings hidden from public view."<

http://prescriptionforchange.org/newsroom

 


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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 5:40pm
Each state does handle it's Medicaid and Medicare programs differently, and considering that Illinois has been able to determine that by simply verifying that participants show financial need and residency in order to save upwards of 800 million a year, it would seem that what ever CMS has in place isn't working to well.