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It is probably the same reason they shunned Medicaid before KanCare. The reimbursement rate is significantly lower, longer time to payment, and more forms to fill out. In private practice, if you can't see multiple patients in an hour, you can only afford to take a small Medicaid caseload.
State officials may not be satisfied, but the wingnuts in the Legislature probably are. They don't believe in Medicare/KanCare or anything that helps the poor. The poor don't matter to them, because, after all, poor people are all lazy, "feeding off the public trough" (you know, like teachers and staate employees). They care only about the elites, the business owner, the rich, because they're the only ones that matter.
Talk about CINOs -Christians In Name Only.
In an another stunning event....
Paul Ryan’s budget would kill tens of thousands of people. Every year.
How many people are we talking about? Estimates of the number of people who will die because they are uninsured vary, from about 500 to 1,000 for every one million who lack coverage. Repealing Obamacare would block promised coverage for 32 million people, so that would mean somewhere from 16,000 to 32,000 each year who will die prematurely. Of course, since some Republican governors and legislatures are not implementing the expansion of Medicaid coverage in their states, some of those deaths are already on their hands.
Which leads us to the Ryan plan for slashing Medicaid. He replaces a program that now entitles low-income people to health coverage with a block grant to states to spend however they want on health care for the poor. The federal government would save money by decreasing what it pays to state governments and states would get to do the dirty work of cutting people’s health care. That will mean fewer people on the program, higher out-of-pocket costs, or a reduction in coverage of medically necessary care. And more people dying who would have lived if they had kept their previous health coverage.
In cutting Medicaid, Ryan is fulfilling the biggest concern that Republican governors say they have when they consider expanding Medicaid under Obamacare. A typical remark came from Arizona Governor Jan Brewer: “As I weighed this decision, I was troubled by the possibility that a future President and Congress may take steps to reduce federal matching rates, leaving states with a greater and greater share of health costs over time.”
The Paul Ryan budget is more of ALEC hard at work. Paul like Sam works for ALEC.
United States of ALEC – Bill Moyers
ALEC – The Voice of Corporate Special Interests in State Legislatures
ALEX EXPOSED – The Koch Connection
ALEC – Ghostwriting The Law for Corporate America
"State officials can’t be satisfied with the fact that 28,000 people in the new KanCare program can’t access dental care in their own counties."
I'll bet not a one of you that posted above would be happy with half the pay your skills bring, and then have to wait on it too. The problem is NOT with the poor or the dental community, it is with the idiots that place all the requirements and such on the industry. This is not just our current legislature, it is all of them, federal and state. They think they know better what we need, who should provide it and for how much. To hell with all of them. Get the government out of the administration and let the market take care of the problem. Costs go down do to less paperwork and hopefully services would rise.
Absolutely! The government has no business meddling around in doctor's and dentist's offices, when there are perfectly good uteruses to patrol!
We all know that government works !......but only if you first spend one calculated dollar on a lobbyist, to get ten calculated dollars, per dollar spent back !
It certainly works if you want to keep gun shows around where lunatics and felons can walk right in off the street and buy guns and ammo making somebody a profit without any background checks.
It certainly works if you are a business looking for public financing, to promote your Pet Profitable Project ( PPP ) all over the public .
The rich pay marginally, for a government that couldn't possibly solve the problems of the poor, as they have deliberately create it to work and then turn around an point a finger at their creation and remark "see, it doesn't work !!!". Gee,.... what a surprise that must be !?
Gee,.....maybe that is why the United States of America is ranked an embarrassing # 37th in the world, in healthcare provided for it's people ?
BUt the rich are doing fine,...... because they got theirs,.....or so they believe ?
Maybe they do have theirs.....coming from what goes around comes around outcomes, that they have willingly created for others (?) ?
Now that the new Pope has come out in favor of a better, kinder treatment of the poor, at the hands of those who are better off, i would suppose that Catholic Sam, ( who has made prayer ( & preying on the publicly naive ), a part of our states discussion ) will have to find the next new ( and more popular amongst the rich ) religion....but he has lots to choose from ( he'll be onto his 4th one ) .
Here are some possibilities, in no particular order; Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddism, Scientology, The Moonies ( if they are still around ), the simple worship of money.... or Mammon, .....and his love of sacrificing the poor, on the alter of the rich, might make him a good fit, with a satanic cult somewhere ?
Oh of course! Because we all know that the market takes excellent care of the poor AND the dental community.
Yea.........it's called "Cradle.... To An Early Grave,....Lack Of Healthcare"..............but we might also call it "Your Kansas Death Panel Legislature... At Work"
Translated (minus the hysterics): same coverage for children, more coverage for preventive care for adults.
If I'm well-off or if I'm on welfare, and I live in one of these counties, it isn't KanCare's fault that I have to travel to see a dentist. Sheesh.
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