Oregon and Medicaid

It turns out that Oregon has awarded Medicaid health benefits to more than 37,000 people during the past year who earned too much money or otherwise failed to qualify.  And these are just the ones they checked.   This means that taxpayers “provided as much as $191 million of benefits to people who should have been disqualified.”

This is concerning. Why?

  1. Our government can’t run healthcare.  Sorry.
  2. When you use other peoples’ money you don’t care as much.
  3. This is not an attack on Medicaid. People who truly NEED Medicaid eventually lose out when these screw ups happen.

What do you think?

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  1. Pat
    August 12, 2017 at 8:53 am

    The federal gov’t is not designed for the daily provision of routine care, and will continue to screw it up.

    All social safety net work should be done at the state level or lower, to provide greater efficiency, flexibility, and accountability.

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