Archive for Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Kansas Gov. Brownback says cut in Medicaid rates possible

July 6, 2011


— Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is not ruling out cutting payments to health care providers under the state's Medicaid program.

But he told reporters Wednesday that he's still waiting to see what comes out of discussions about overhauling the program, which covers services to the poor, disabled and elderly.

Brownback's administration has launched a series of public meetings about Medicaid as part of an overhaul effort led by Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer.

The governor said the goal is to reduce administrative costs within the program so that the state doesn't have to decrease the number of people receiving services.

The issue came up during a Statehouse news conference Brownback held to assess his administration's first six months in office. Brownback said the state is moving to create private sector jobs.


thinkaboutit 2 years, 9 months ago

What really gets me they talk about cuts to medicaid and medicare!!!!! They give the rich the tas breaks and corporations. Remember when john boy house speaker wanted to know where all the jobs are causing grief for obama? Where are the jobs now, what happend to the trickle down effects? Why will there be a cut to medicaide? Medicare and Medicaid does not contribute to the natioal det. It is funded through a payroll tax!!!!!!!!!!!! It is time to stand up and hold our so called leaders in washington to do the right thing! Go back to washington sam you fit right up there with the rest of them.


George_Braziller 2 years, 9 months ago

Brownback doesn't have a clue about how Medicaid waiver services work. My guess is that he doesn't even know that there ARE different waivers let along that there are different requirements for them.


autie 2 years, 9 months ago

Trickle down? Oh yeah, when the guy tells us it's raining then wants to sell us umbrellas.

Here is another both sides of our mouths Brownbackism. He will spout jobs, jobs, jobs and talk about the top notch services from SRS and all that high and mighty stuff. Then wants to cut the medicaid rates that pays the people who do the actual supports. Many of these agencies have not afforded their staff any COLA's or anything for on to three years now, yet the cost of everthing goes up. So they can't keep staff. Turnover is rampant. Expectations are made higher and higher. They want to close the institutions but won't pay the people they need to for community placement. WTF?


mloburgio 2 years, 9 months ago

Current GOP Leaders Upped Debt Limit 19 Times During Bush Presidency, Increase was $4 trillion dollars.


mloburgio 2 years, 9 months ago

Brownback = Fascist + The Quiverfull Movement and its impact on patriarchal policies and right wing politics.

• Husband as head of the household and final authority (Eph. 5:23) • Wives submit to their husbands (Colossians 3:18) • Obedient children (Eph. 6:1) • Trust the Lord with family planning (i.e., no birth control ~ Psalm 127) • Stay-at-home-mothers (Titus 2:3) • Homeschool the children (Matthew 12:17 ~ “render unto God that which is God’s” ~ since children bear the image of God, parents ought not render them unto Caesar, i.e., government schools. See also, Deut. 6:7) • Modest dress (1 Peter 3:3) • Debt-free living (Romans 13:8) • Political domination (Psalm 127 and The Dominion Mandate in Genesis 1:28)


sad_lawrencian 2 years, 9 months ago

From Wikipedia: "Fascism is an authoritarian nationalist political ideology. Fascists advocate the creation of a totalitarian single-party state that seeks...mass mobilization of a nation through indoctrination...and family policy, including eugenics.

"Fascists seek to purge forces, ideas, and systems deemed to be the cause of decadence and degeneration and produce their nation's rebirth. Fascists believe that a nation requires [a] singular collective identity. Fascist governments forbid and suppress opposition to the state."

This sounds a lot like what Brownback is doing. "Fascists advocate the creation of a totalitarian single-party state"...a theocracy, perhaps?

"Fascists seek to purge forces [and] ideas...and produce their nation's rebirth." Sounds like Brownback to me. If he has his way, Kansas will be a Christian State where most, if not all, social services will be privatized, and Christianity will be the State religion. Public social services, divorce, abortion, will all be outlawed, in favor of theocratic law. People who are not married will not have access to services.

In essence, we will all be forced to become Christians, and be forced to live our lives and conduct our business in a manner dictated by Governor Brownback. Never mind that theocratic government is in violation of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, which reads, in part, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

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