Huckleby wrote:I'm not sure what you are getting at from your sketchy backstory.
Are you saying that conservative doctors in your tribe back Walker because they are unhappy with lousy medicaid reimbursements?
If so, the Iowa & (probably) Michigan examples point the way. Private insurance reimburses at much better rates. Medicaid money could be used to bolster subsidies on the exchange for the crowd that is getting kicked off Badgercare.
Tell your friends that Walker has presented a false choice. The people kicked off BadgerCare are not going to afford private insurance under his current plan; Walker must change course and accept the medicaid expansion in a manner similar to that done by Iowa.
I'm no fan of private insurance based medicaid, but it's a damn sight better than forgoing $800M in federal funding.
Let me take it paragraph by your paragraph-
1. I am nothing, if not sketchy.
2. I do not know what exactly is on the mind of these folks in my 'tribe', although it think their worries are as sketchy as they were back in the early 90's.
3. Good on our surrounding states for making wise decisions.
4. You can pick your friends, but...
5. Agreed... and again, how will we sort this all out?!
I am a nobody, but I do not think anyones contributions on this thread are nothing. The escalating cost it takes to see after our health is a huge drag line around mostly all of our necks.
Innovating around this problem is going to cause some distress.
It is as good a time as any to hit it head on.