Dayton signs law broadening Medicaid in Minnesota

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: February 19, 2013 - 12:51 PM
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nicolletparkFeb. 19, 1312:50 PM

OK, Dayton & Obama, here's my wallet you tell me what portion of my money is yours and what portion of my money I have a right to. Thank you very much!

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theagonybhoFeb. 19, 1312:55 PM

Thats great news because the Federal Government is only 17 trillion in debt, wonder where that money is going to come from.

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freedomallFeb. 19, 1312:57 PM

Good! And if you are against this, then you should be in favor of at LEAST a 16 dollar minimum wage. Sorry, NO ONE can afford Private Insurance making $7.25 an hour.

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notarzanmamFeb. 19, 13 1:00 PM

And they are all going to be screened for fradulent identities before they are given this handout....right?

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notarzanmamFeb. 19, 13 1:00 PM

How many illegal aliens in that 35,000?

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notarzanmamFeb. 19, 13 1:02 PM

So once individuals get on this program is there a periodic check to determine if they are still eligible or are they on the dole for life?

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usidiotsFeb. 19, 13 1:11 PM

President Obama has repeatedly pledged not to provide healthcare to illegal immigrants. But what’s often overlooked is that a Medicaid program annually provides $2 billion of free care to patients, most of whom are illegal immigrants.

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genericloginFeb. 19, 13 1:12 PM

More free stuff for those too lazy to provide for themselves! My own brother is on MinnesotaCare and falls into that category. He lives as well as I do but hardly works while I bust my rear. So maybe he is not lazy and is just a lot smarter than I am? USA - United Socialists of America. I guess we aren't that united any more though.

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freedomallFeb. 19, 13 1:13 PM

I would like to those against this Medicaid expansion to offer your solution. ObamaCare is not working because it aids Insurance Companies which in turn, jack up premium rates on businesses who cannot afford them. The problem here is not the government, it is the greedy Insurance Companies. Want to solve the problem? Implement a state-wide Single-Payer system where Insurance Companies would virtually be eliminated, thus, COSTS DOWN!

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reidFeb. 19, 13 1:22 PM

A couple decades ago the general public realized that the money from "the Federal Government" was us, and stopped using that phrase, with the realization that for every dollar we got back, we paid in at least 1.3 to 2.0 or more times that amount. Now it seems that the public has changed and forgotten this, and once again the phrase Federal Money is the catchword for implying someone else is picking up the tab, rather than the taxpayers. If industries are taxed, then we pay more for the goods we buy. If the government paid more than the 20cents on the dollar it does for those it insures, then the huge costs that non-insured patients pay would come down approximately to 50% of what they are now. That goes for huge insurers who know what the government is paying and demand nearly the same discount as the Feds get, or write the laws to make providers take. These numbers were worked out by a CPA and CAO of a large group in Wisconsin a few years ago and I have faith that he knew what he was doing. So instead of depending upon free money from the Federal Government which must grow on the money tree, we should work towards making sure that those needy and vulnerable citizens have equal access as does the super well insured. Robbing Peter to pay Paul and Sam and Dick and Harry doesn't solve the problem. Shifting the burden from one area to another hasn't worked for over twenty years and it won't start with bigger programs. Then again, government can't pass a budget, so why should we expect them to solve this problem, either.

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