These are a few of the highlighted areas. Thank goodness California doctors were not cut anymore as it’s so hard to find MDs who still take Medicaid. Yes it is the business intelligence software that helps government and companies on figuring where to cut money, where to move company branches, and so on. Also looking here at what has been reported, look at how varied the cuts are as well. No wonder it’s hard to figure out what is covered and what is not from state to state. Again if we began taxing the data sellers/brokers it would certainly stand to add a lot more money to the Medicaid pot. BD
Congress To Investigate the Data Sellers - Need To Create a Law to Tax Them As The Algorithms Used For This Business Generate Billions of Dollars, Partly Why Corporate Profits Are So High - Remove the Medical Device Tax as They Produce Needed Jobs/Tangibles
Most of the cuts went into effect this month, according to a 50-state survey by Kaiser Health News for USA Today. Among them:
--Illinois cut enrollees to four prescriptions a month; imposed a copay for prescriptions for non-pregnant adults; raised eligibility to eliminate more than 25,000 adults and eliminated non-emergency dental care for adults
--Alabama cut pay for doctors and dentists 10 percent and eliminated coverage for eyeglasses.
--Florida cut funding to hospitals that treat Medicaid patients by 5.6 percent – following a 12.5 percent cut a year ago. The state is also seeking permission to limit non-pregnant adults to two primary care visits a month unless they are pregnant, and to cap emergency room coverage at six visits a year.
--California added a $15 fee for those who go to the emergency room for routine care and cut reimbursements to private hospitals by $150 million.
--Wisconsin added or increased monthly premiums for most non-pregnant adults with incomes above $14,856 for an individual.
South Dakota, Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Hawaii and Maine also are making reductions to their programs. Connecticut is weighing cuts likely to go into effect this fall.