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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Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “Oregon and Medicaid

  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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