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Old 12-29-2017, 04:28 AM
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Default Re: Report: Medicaid enrollment, costs swell under ObamaCare expansion

Originally Posted by AZRWinger View Post
Medicare dictates reimbursement rates to healthcare providers whereas private insurance providers don't have the power to dictate cut rate reimbursement. It is likely part of the cost of private care offsets the loss from low Medicare rates.
oh bullowney. all insurance pays what they pay. none pay everything unless you have a cadillac plan and even then they do dictate which drugs they will pay for and sometimes not the drug needed and generic but a whole different drug. I know this because I had that situation when my son was sick as a teenager.
And the doctors around here are quite happy with my husband's medicare. though he has almost entirely switched to the VA now. But when he did use medicare they rolled the carpet out for him. Also he gets his vaccines w/o co pay through medicare.
but I think the thread is about medicaid, which is also good. handled by states it is better some places than others. For a low populated state and rater poor, Idaho has excellent service and cost.
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