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Jindal to cut reimbursement to physicians caring for medicaid...


...patients? Really? I see a LOT of conservative hawk physicians supporting this guy, but I guess they must not be EMTALA bound to treat Medicaid patient ED docs! Yup...I'm betting that y'all are applauding this fiscal belt tightening...why you continue to simply turn Medicaid patients away from your doors. I guess it's not your problem.

Jindal is being a penny wise, but many pounds foolish here. Cutting programs that prevent visits??? Just stupid.

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CITWTT
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Ubfortunately according to Edwards constitution a governor of La. has only education and health care to cut the budgets of as everything else is a sacred cow.





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lsusaintsfan4life
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Its not my problem.

Be responsible for self and pay for your own health care. Stopped seeing medicaid 3 years ago. I lost a lot of great patients but a lot of stress went away. I see everyone in the hospital without regard for ability to pay and treat them as I treat everyone.

Do you get so upset when someone has a dream team of lawyers to fight their murder case (OJ) versus those that only have a public defender?

I applaud Jindal for living within our means. The country should take note.






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BugAC
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Cutting programs that prevent visits??? Just stupid.



I guess Louisiana should follow Michigan's economic model...






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cjd31
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CITWIT is right Jindal has very few oppurtunities to cut elsewhere. A great many of his critics either ignore or are ignorant of this fact.





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MichiganTiger
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Do you get so upset when someone has a dream team of lawyers to fight their murder case (OJ) versus those that only have a public defender?


Apples...meet oranges. What am I...a public defender. Do you think I'm inferior in my clinical skills to you?

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I applaud Jindal for living within our means. The country should take note.


Yes...let's live within our means. Screw poor people...and those who try to deliver health care to them (and are even forced too deliver care to them).

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Be responsible for self and pay for your own health care.


Yes...because health insurance is SO cheap! If a person makes 20 k a year...and has a family of four...it'll cost them 600-800 dollars per month to buy a HIGH deductible plan. That's roughly 40% of their income being spent on a HIGH deductible plan that provides them little to no benefit until they reach their 5K deductible!!! Once they hit the deductible...they're covered for the rest of that year...but they'll have spent 16k on health coverage. That leaves them 4k to live on.

Look...I'm a doc...you're a doc. We're doing pretty well...so I don't get killed by my high deductible plan, but it's just not practical to say..."Be responsible for self and pay your own health care." When you say that, you clearly are showing that you are numb to math.






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BugAC
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.let's live within our means. Screw poor people..


Imagine if the now poor would have lived within their means. Where would they be? Probably not poor anymore. Funny how consequences work, isn't it?






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BugAC
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If a person makes 20 k a year...and has a family of four...


How about, not have a family of 4 if you only make 20k/year? That's not responsible nor healthy for you, nor your 4 children. There is a reason why middle to upper middle class have a small amount of children. Because they plan ahead financially for what the cost would be.

Again, personal responsibility would do wonders for you.






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MichiganTiger
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Go ahead...roll your eyes dummy!

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I care about Louisiana. I was born there and still have spent more of my years there than MI. I have seen Jindal morph from a guy who made many positive changes to healthcare in La. while I lived there...to a political hack who dropped common sense measures to gain votes. He's turned into a pure politician...it's a shame.






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MichiganTiger
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How about, not have a family of 4 if you only make 20k/year?


What...you want them to have abortions or free birth control?






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lsusaintsfan4life
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I have no idea if you are inferior in your clinical skills than me. What I do know is that you hold up medicaid as a good system.

That is complete and utter BS. It is a broken system that includes good people who truly need it and others that "game" the system. Throwing money at a broken system is not only costly its dumb.

The problem with health care today is at its basic element - Cost. Nothing is being done to stream line the process, cut out waste, hold people accountable for their own care. I would love to see a day when a hard working laborer could simply pay cash to use a physicians service. In todays world that is not reasonable. That is the problem.

So keep blaming Jindal for living within the states means and ignore the real problem. People don't happen to be poor by chance. BTW I grew up one of these poor people and busted my azz to get where I am today. No one knows it more than me so don't even go there bud.






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junkfunky
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Got any solutions, or is this just bitching?





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lsusaintsfan4life
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If you cared about LA you would be down here trying to fix the system. Not criticizing it from your radiology suite in Michigan.





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MichiganTiger
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What I do know is that you hold up medicaid as a good system.



When did I say that??? What I said is that Jindal is going to cut reimbursement to providers. Medicaid reimbursement is low...it's about to go even lower. So, private docs such as yourself have even less reason to take those patients on.

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The problem with health care today is at its basic element - Cost. Nothing is being done to stream line the process, cut out waste


And it's better to invest in prevention...if you are going to spend gubment money on healthcare...do it wisely. Healthcare reform has expanded Medicaid and forced those who can afford it...to buy it. It has done nothing to contain cost. You are right...cost are soaring. But...where the hell is the money going??? My income has been flat or down over the last three years...yet my insurance costs have tripled!!! Where does it go.

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No one knows it more than me so don't even go there bud.


But...the math still fails you???




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MichiganTiger
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We really need to shift public funding into prevention. As it stands now, we do a great job at acute care...the best in the world. But, we still have a crappy prevention model. If the focus shifted on keeping folks from having expensive acute illnesses (strokes/heart attacks) and young onset chronic illnesses (diabetes and renal failure)...we could save billions. The biggest (pardon the pun) in the American healthcare crisis is OBESITY. We need to be investing in obesity prevention.





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WildTchoupitoulas
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BTW I grew up one of these poor people and busted my azz to get where I am today. No one knows it more than me so don't even go there bud.

What a load of bull shite. Because you did it means anyone can do it?

I guess you're a physician with a 100 IQ?

Your clinical skills probably are no better than Michigan's if that's the case.

If you assume a normal distribution of intelligence in this country, I would say the intelligence of the population of poor is skewed to the left. So that would mean the average intelligence of the poor population is BELOW 100 IQ. Yeah it's SO easy for someone in this country with a 90 IQ to be able to pull themselves out of poverty.

"It's not my problem" You're a selfish heartless bastard, turn in your caduceus.






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Waffle House
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The biggest (pardon the pun) in the American healthcare crisis is OBESITY. We need to be investing in obesity prevention.


I'm not jumping in to the pro's and con's of Medicaid discussion, but just how do you propose we prevent obesity?

Mandatory work out time? Dietary restrictions?






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lsusaintsfan4life
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Actions and inactions have consequences. I accept that the world is not FAIR. You obviously are the one who doesn't.

If you decided to not care about your future why should I? I worked my azz off. I'm not the smartest guy but I never gave up. While you were out having fun I worked 3 part time jobs and made straight A's. I paid for my pwn school. We both had opportunities and I chose to accept them and build upon them. There were 4 of us that grew up together. I'm the only one that got past 9th grade. Why? Because they didn't care. They took the easy way out.

Choice. We all have it. I don't owe you anything.






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Jake88
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If you trained in LA then you know preventative care is going to prevent very little. Thousands in free medication samples given out per patient from Charity clinics went unused in most cases despite the free monthly visits and obvious symptoms the patients were experiencing. You think they're going to heed advice when they are well or symptom free? Really?





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I guess Louisiana should follow Michigan's economic model...






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