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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 06:20 PM

Apparently the ACA will Allow a Hospital to Bill the State for Care of Individuals That May Be

eligible for Medicaid even if it is determined later, that the person did not qualify. And the State may not be refunded by either the patient or the hospital. Not having ACA Medicaid Expansion in Texas may cost Texas Taxpayers a fortune through a huge increase in hospital district taxes. Will hospitals be over run with people needing to see a primary care doctor as well as ER services? Word is going to get around if there is free medical care in Texas and other states not accepting the Medicaid Expansion.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/23/4410230/gov-mccrory-says-north-carolina.html#

And if there is no hospital district in Hidalgo County (Proposition just voted on), Texas could be picking up the bills for a huge number of ill people until it is determined by the State, their eligibility status. How many hospitals districts are there in Texas?

Rick Perry needs to reconsider the ACA Medicaid Expansion. Perhaps, Perry is planning on running out of office and leaving Texas taxpayers the bills. Texans have already paid for Medicaid Expansion with their federal income taxes. Other states will get the Texas share of the money if Rick Perry insists on refusing the ACA Medicaid Expansion.

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Response to DhhD (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 06:30 PM

1. I hope this becomes a campaign issue

Texas has the most uninsured people of any state so this is going to be very expensive indeed.

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Response to DhhD (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 06:43 PM

2. Interesting and important. k&r for exposure. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to DhhD (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 06:51 PM

3. I have wondered what will happen to those in Texas who would qualify for Medicaid and

Wonder Boy Perry has declined to set up an exchange. If it is true the state will have to cover those who would qualify for Medicaid then it will not make those eligible to still have the coverage they need. It may turn out this is a big OOPS moment for Perry and his TP group. They get more stupid as time goes on.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:43 PM

4. The people needing help may be camping out at the hospitals waiting on care and ACA says they can

stay for two months on each visit.

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Response to DhhD (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:55 PM

5. Governor of Louisiana forgets about his 265,000 or more, eligible for Medicaid.

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-seeks-turn-conversation-healthcare-woes-economy-110127057.html

Perhaps many others are getting a letter from their insurance company telling them of a cancellation of a plan. Obama is going to allow a new amendment to ACA letting them keep under-insurance plans. So the State will have to pay the rest of the bills allowing the insurance companies off the hook. State welfare/subsidies to the insurance business is born Jan. 1, 2014.

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Response to DhhD (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:57 PM

6. North Carolina's brand new republicans-everywhere government just cut medicaid in our state

and also did away with our state option that had been put together by the democrats before the last election. I hope democrats make their message REALLY CLEAR about whose fault this mess is....it is the republican legislatures that were so stupid that they thought they were making a tea-point.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:54 PM

7. States that Secede from the Federal ACA will be Carpetbagged by the Insurance Companies,

and providers. Perry will get his wish to secede and taxpayers will have to pay for it. Refusing the ACA is like refusing to have auto insurance; you assume all liability.

Texas Republicans refuse to care for the citizens:

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Washington-Watch/Reform/40151

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Response to DhhD (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 10:56 PM

8. Special cancer care will direct lady to the hospital for patient protection care if she is

under insured or loses her insurance due to below standard insurance coverage. The Hospital District will then bill the State for payment(s). Medicaid eligibility may or may not be necessary, but I am assuming Medicaid and her insurance company are both paying their part, right now.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/health-reform/Insurance-Loophole-may-hurt-Cancer-Patients-231801901.html?c=n&fb=y&can=n

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Response to DhhD (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2013, 02:22 AM

9. This is a very important story

and it could have huge implications. Thanks so much for all the information.

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Response to DhhD (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2013, 10:29 PM

10. N Carolina's Health Care Insurance Rates Among Nation's Highest since the ACA Exchanges

were refused to be set up by Republicans controlling state government.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10693946

This is a cross post from the North Carolina Group.

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