We already have Medicaid for low-income folks so maybe keeping that funded is as good as it gets for a while.
My issue with medicaid is that people do abuse it in stupid ways,like going to the er for every snot,sniffle and ache when they could've waited and went to their primary care doctor. I have kidney stones and I waited to go to my primary care doctor instead of running to the ER because there's no use when I know she'll tell me the same thing,prescribe me what meds she can and refer me to a urologist. I know people that run to the ER for every fucking thing and they're stupid as fuck. With medicaid in Ky if you go to the ER for a non emergency reason they can charge you a $50 copay for wasting their time,not like they'll actually get it though.
Then there's the doctor's themselves sending patients for scan after scan,sending them fucking 2 hours away when there's the same kind of doctor in town and piles of blood work. I don't need blood work done every 3 months but my doctor does it. Except for one abnormal liver result every single bit of it has shown I'm healthy,not at risk for diabetes and my cholesterol is good. There's no reason to keep doing it every 3 months. Maybe once a year would be better. My mom has had so many fucking scans that it's stupid. We've had to go to Louisville like 3 times in the last few months for no reason since there's a fucking ENT in town and her scan results came back clear. Then her blood work came back normal after they got her off the calcium supplements. All of that was a fucking waste of our time,their time and medicaid's time. I sure they got paid though since the sestamibi scan was a couple of grand,we got to the University of Louisville's hospital and Wellcare didn't want to pay for it because the ENT didn't preauthorize it. The woman at the desk said it was like $2,000. The ENT said it wasn't good enough to have it done at our local hospital even though they could have done it. No he said he only trusted the results of UoL. They felt bad and did it anyway because we came from 2+ hours away to have it done and they knew wellcare would pay.
Her primary care doctor occasionally wants to pull this shit that she sees you via video. That pisses me the fuck off because she's getting paid by medicaid for seeing my mom while not actually even being there. That's total bullshit. I understand my mom needing blood work every so often because of her medical issues but this doctor sending her halfway across the state is fucking retarded. The fucking eye doctor's office pulled this shit too. Sent her to Lexington to a neuro-ophthalmologist cause they said she had optic nerve hypoplasia. The salty indian bitch doctor said no she didn't and talked about how she was slow because of her brain defect. Eat shit bitch,my mom knows she isn't right but she does her best. Medicaid paid for the ride and visit so my mom could get called slow by an indian cunt. You know what would've been fine? For her to have just been given a prescription for eye glasses,that's all she needs. Oh medicaid pays for that too now and I have no idea why. All the MCO's in this state pay for them.
I'm sorry for the rant but damn there's some huge fucking problems going on there.