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OpenYourEyesSheeple
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Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
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The latest forecast released this week shows the $12.5 billion government-financed health program may spend as much as $650 million less than projected for the budget year that began July 1. Most of that amount will be unused federal spending authority — not dollars that can be allocated to other state government programs and services. But the Department of Health says about $30 million of the amount, if the trends remain on track, would be a state general fund surplus that could be spent elsewhere in state government.


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Tuozzolo credited expansion with driving people to cheaper primary care services and providing improved access to care for people who were previously uninsured. He said the health department hopes the under-budget numbers "will give people confidence this can be run stably."


Amazing what happens when people get access to primary care instead of flooding the ER. But what do I know, I’m only 4 years out of medical school.



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re: Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
So you have a vested interest with your hand in that revenue stream.

Conflict of interest duly noted.


kingbob
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re: Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
I think all of us know that that projection will never hold up. They will find something to spend any potential surplus on and turn it into a deficit before you can say "primary care physician".


OpenYourEyesSheeple
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re: Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
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So you have a vested interest with your hand in that revenue stream. Conflict of interest duly noted.


Indeed. I would gladly take a pay cut to have single payer system and be a doctor who doesn’t have their hands tied by insurance companies. Insurance companies suck billions out the health care industry in profits without providing any services. You understand that is a problem right?


HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
Care to cite any evidence that Medicaid is reducing ER usage?

Actually, I'll save you the time, you don't have ANY data showing this is because ER usage is down

You saw the headline and assumed the thing causing it was something your bias supports.


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re: Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
You are brainwashed.


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kingbob
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Insurance companies suck billions out the health care industry in profits without providing any services.


The government does the same thing. That is why I favor abolishing all insurance and going to a direct consumer pays model paired with 100% tax deductible HSA's.


OpenYourEyesSheeple
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re: Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
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I think all of us know that that projection will never hold up. They will find something to spend any potential surplus on and turn it into a deficit before you can say "primary care physician".


So our states health care system succeeding makes you so uncomfortable you just choose to deny it. It’s okay for Louisiana to get something right for once.


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re: Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
Four years out of medical school





























you don’t know or understand anything. You’re hardly even a doctor.


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91TIGER
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re: Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
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The latest forecast released this week shows the $12.5 billion government-financed health program may spend as much as $650 million less than projected for the budget year that began July 1


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dollars that can be allocated to other state government programs and services


Shocked, that's what big gov does best, spend every dollar not as originally stated.

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But the Department of Health says about $30 million of the amount, if the trends remain on track, would be a state general fund surplus that could be spent elsewhere in state government.


See above.

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But what do I know, I’m only 4 years out of medical school.



Not much about government.



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HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
In waiting for your data that shows this is because ER usage is down

You jumped to conclusions that fit your bias


OpenYourEyesSheeple
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re: Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
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The government does the same thing. That is why I favor abolishing all insurance and going to a direct consumer pays model paired with 100% tax deductible HSA's.


Yea Medicare and Medicaid are turning a profit. That’s rich. Do you read what you post?


kingbob
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re: Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
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So our states health care system succeeding makes you so uncomfortable you just choose to deny it. It’s okay for Louisiana to get something right for once.



No, I just know how this state works. DOTD was supposed to have a surplus last year too. Once the department heads found that out, they started just buying massive quantities of tires, despite the fact that they had already purchased their annual allotment for tires. They were trying to make sure they didn't come under budget so that they could lobby for more money at next year's legislative session and avoid having their budget cut.

This isn't some crazy isolated occurrence, but standard operating procedure in Louisiana's state government.


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re: Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
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Indeed. I would gladly take a pay cut to have single payer system and be a doctor who doesn’t have their hands tied by insurance companies. Insurance companies suck billions out the health care industry in profits without providing any services. You understand that is a problem right?


If we become single payer, your income will shrink to near nothing. There is absolutely no way you do your own billing if you'd rather be reimbursed by the government.
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re: Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
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I’m only 4 years out of medical school
you have a lot to learn


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jimjackandjose
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re: Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
So I get a return check for a percentage of what I paid in without my consent that is going to be unused?


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TrueTiger
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re: Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
Every business would love to have its account receivables risk mitigated by government payment guarantees.

It worked great for government backed mortgages, because after all housing like healthcare is a human right.



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OpenYourEyesSheeple
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re: Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
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In waiting for your data that shows this is because ER usage is down


[link=(In waiting for your data that shows this is because ER usage is down )]LINK[/link]


kingbob
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Yea Medicare and Medicaid are turning a profit. That’s rich. Do you read what you post?


They're a jobs program. They siphon money off of the economy to pay tens of thousands of public union employees.

Medicare and Medicaid then bankrupt hospitals by not baying full reimbursement rates for their patients.

They're government entitlements, and pretty mediocre ones at that.


kingbob
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re: Louisiana Medicaid projected $650,000,000 under budget for FY
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[link=(In waiting for your data that shows this is because ER usage is down )]LINK[/link]


Wow, you really have never posted before

I had you penned for an alter troll.
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