Image result for medicaid gopWhile Democrats have been pounding the drum against proposed changes to Medicare, Republicans appear far more likely to pursue an overhaul of Medicaid, the healthcare program for the poor.

Medicaid has grown in size in recent years, with ObamaCare extending coverage to millions of low-income people who hadn’t qualified before. 

But Republicans warn of the program’s growing costs and have pushed to provide that money to states in the form of block grants — an idea President-elect Donald Trump endorsed during the campaign.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence signaled in an interview with ABC this month that the incoming administration planned to keep Medicare as it is, while looking at ways to change Medicaid. 

“I think President-elect Trump made it very clear in the course of the campaign that, as president, we're going to keep our promises in Social Security and Medicare,” Pence told ABC.

“With regard to Medicaid, though, I will tell you, there's a real opportunity, there's a real opportunity as we repeal and replace ObamaCare to do exactly what the president-elect also said on the campaign, and that is block granting Medicaid back to the states.”

Block grants would mean limiting federal Medicaid funds to a set amount given to the states, rather than the current federal commitment, which is more open-ended. 

Pence implemented policies as governor of Indiana that would require Medicaid enrollees to pay a small monthly contribution towards their coverage into a health savings account. 

That idea could soon be going national. Trump’s nominee to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seema Verma, helped Pence develop the changes to Medicaid in Indiana. 

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And they should, medicare his limit amounts, medicaid should too !

How well I know.  A disabled widow living on under $900. per month and now they tell me that Medicaid QMB which had ALWAYS covered every bit of my Medicare premium expenses, will no longer cover part B so they want to take hundreds more out of my little check to pay for that.  That's a crime!  I cannot even afford myself the luxury of owning a car, and now they want to reduce what I have for food money too, forcing me to pay what had formerly been covered through Medicaid?  I've voted Republican since casting my first ballot back in 1973 because it is the party of life that has always protected the babies.  They should want to protect the elderly as well.  Health coverage and food are about as basic as it GETS.

As a disabled widow, I believe you will have no problems, at least in staying on Medicaid. Obama's been so devastating to our country, that more people lost their jobs and are on welfare and food stamps than ever in history! They also couldn't afford Obamacare so they got dumped into Medicaid. This is one reason why our debt is in the trillions! But once Congress mandates most governance to be reinstated to the states, each state will determine who really needs medicaid....they won't be able to afford to put everyone on it! Once the economy opens and these people get back to work, the states will have a better chance of covering those in need while removing those who aren't. You won't be in that latter group.  Likewise, once it gets to the states (maybe even before), it will be recognized just how rotten this last administration has been and people aren't getting what they deserve, there may be some swing in bringing back QMB/Part B. Whatever happens, we know Congress and the states are going to do what's best for the people.  This is their time to shine and you'll be one of the lucky ones who won't be losing any benefits and maybe even getting more. It'll come sooner or later, I have a feeling.

Victoria, the demonkrats want everyone under their thumbs but Trump wants self-sufficiency to be the norm again.  The biggest problems I see with government programs is that they are designed to punish citizens and benefit illegal aliens, the imported moslem terrorists, and the lazy "gimme gimme" people in our society.  I paid into social security and medicare for 50 years and now that I need it demonkrats call me a "burden on society" and claim that I am "stealing from future generations".  they are the thieves, having stolen that money for their own use, to buy votes and to pad their crooked pockets!!!!!

Get the crooks out of the system and it will work. I mean companies who advertise products that they will bill medicare, the doctors who write phony bills, the pharmacies who write phony bills and the crooked people who milk medicare for a profit they can make....

keep a good eye on this i really dont trust GOP any more...they threw me under the bus a long time ago

Michael, I don't trust the gop any more than I trust the demonkrats.  they are 2 wings of the same nwo buzzard!!!!!

No matter how one looks at this problem it is going to be mess what with Our Federal government involved




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1 Billion Dollar Net Worth!!! Oberlin College Claims Poverty To Avoid Paying Punitive Damages To Gibson’s Bakery

Although IRS reports show the university is worth around $1 billion, Oberlin College still claimed poverty to avoid paying punitive damages to Gibson’s Bakery.

As Breitbart News reported this week, the far-left Oberlin College lost a defamation case filed by Gibson’s Bakery after a local jury found the university liable for falsely accusing the family bakery of racism.

The jury ordered Oberlin on Friday to pay Gibson’s $11.2 million in compensatory damages for defamation and intentional interference with a business.

Legal Insurrection reported on Thursday that “the jury awarded a total of $33 million in punitive damages, which will probably be reduced by the court to $22 million because of the state law cap at twice compensatory.”

Legal Insurrection has been following the case for two years — since the beginning — and reports that the school’s only defense against a sizable punitive award is to pretend it is poor, despite holding assets that amount to a billion — with a “b” — dollars and despite paying some of its staffers more than a half-million dollars a year:

Oberlin College was so hellbent on getting the message out that their cash liquidity was in such dire straits — as the eight-person jury was figuring out if they wish to add $22.4 million to the school’s legal verdict bill — that they brought out the school’s president, Carmen Twillie Ambar to the stand to tell that part the story.

“We’ve created deficits … and over the next ten years, if this continues, that is unsustainable and we will not exist,” Ambar told the jury. She even indicated the school’s grants — about $60 million a year from the school, and lots of students get those scholarships as only 10% of them pay the full $70,000 a year — were important to preserve as “the accessibility of education” was a key component of the school’s purpose.


The college has more than $1 billion in funds and net assets according to the latest IRS 990 form, an endowment fund that had grown from $440 million to $887 million in the last 20 years, and because of its non-profit status, pays no taxes on any property it owns.

It also had 18 members of their administration making more than $100,00 a year. The president and chief financial officer of the school were both making more than $500,000 a year.

Grifters gonna grift…

The day after Donald Trump won the presidency, this nutball school apparently decided to take out its impotent woke-rage on this poor bakery, which has been part of the Oberlin community for more than a century.

It all started when three Oberlin students (who would later plead guilty in a plea deal) attempted to steal bottles of wine.

The proprietors caught the students and, while attempting to hold them until police arrived, were allegedly roughed up by the shoplifters. But because the students are black and the proprietors white — and with no respect for due process or facts — Oberlin staffers and students decided some vigilantism was in order and did everything in their considerable power to destroy this local bakery forever, to smite it off the map.

Classes were canceled so hundreds of students could protest in front of the small store while enjoying free food and drink, courtesy of the school. School staffers handed out fliers that basically described the family-owned bakery as the local branch of the KKK.

As a result, the bakery had to lay off almost all of its employees and barely avoided bankruptcy.

In the end, the three shoplifters said race had nothing to do with what happened.

For those of you interested in incurring $200,000 in debt before you even enter the workforce, it looks as though you can major in Mob Justice at Oberlin.


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