Regardless of the state you live in, state budgets are a mess. Governors and legislators are reviewing every line item to find out where cuts can be made. But, one of the biggest costs facing any state is Medicaid. And under Obamacare those costs will rise dramatically as millions will be added to the rolls.
On Thursday, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, sent a letter to all governors offering sage advice on what could be done about this Medicaid problem. Her solution…cut benefits.
That’s correct, the same administration that, as we speak, is inventing new ways to drive up health costs (see: new taxes on insurance companies, medical device manufacturers, drug manufacturers, to name just a few), is now proposing that states solve their budgetary nightmare by cutting benefits.
Among the suggestions, cut some programs,
such as physical therapy, dental care, eyeglasses, and even some prescription drugs.
And, if all else fails, states should look into,
removal of some people from the program. [emphasis supplied]
Seems to me this group hasn’t a clue. First we’re told that everyone has to have “affordable health care”, and then we’re told that it’s ok to cut benefits, and drop folks from the health insurance rolls.
Gee, I can’t wait for Obamacare to be fully implemented. Does the word “rationing” come to mind?