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By JGillman, Section News
One of the major reasons used for justifying medicaid expansion in Michigan was that too many were using the hospital emergency rooms, rather than using a regular doctor.
If fact, during the building expansion debate in 2013, Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder claimed as much:
"Currently, Snyder says we are funding the Emergency room visits of those without coverage through our increased insurance fees. He believes it would save money to send them to doctors opposed to the Emergency room.Huh, I guess he was wrong.
At least as is being reported in the Detroit News (and in a million other [surprised] outlets) he was:
" A new study has found that people enrolled recently in Medicaid went to the emergency room 40 percent more frequently than others, often seeking help for conditions that could be treated less expensively in a doctor's office or an urgent care clinic."And there you go.
And it wasn't as if there was no warning. It wasn't as if there was no one talking about an increase in Medicaid use, coupled with a reduction of Doctors to handle such things.
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It sure is good to have the help of the AFP in pushing back big-crony government.
Americans for Prosperity started running a six-figure ad buy for Michigan on Friday. It encompasses two separate radio ads. One connects Medicaid expansion to the Obamacare "train wreck," urging state senators to oppose expanding Medicaid. The other highlights concerns raised by union leaders like James Hoffa about the negative impact ObamaCare will have on union members.
Hagerstrom noted the ads complement each other and send a unified message in that both highlight the problems of ObamaCare.
Both ads highlight the damage participating in the federal boondoggle mess through the expansion of medicaid in Michigan.
The use of both ads point out that the 'train wreck' is non partisan.
By JGillman, Section News
The 14th Congressional District Republican Committee last evening passed a resolution opposing the expansion of Medicaid and the implementation of health care exchanges.
The committee resolution states
IT IS THE SENSE of the 14th CDRC Officers and Members that expanding Medicaid at the behest of the federal government runs contrary to the principles of the Republican Party, which opposes government-run health care, economic interventionism, and federal control of private industry.Indeed.
And this is not the ONLY Republican committee to do so.
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Norm Hughes, chair of the Michigan Conservative Union (MCU) writes the following
An open letter to our state senators:
Medicaid Expansion Issue 101: The audacious statement is that we will each save $400 a year on insurance premiums because the Federal government will pick up the cost of indigent patients.
The Truth: It was almost unbelievable that a businessman now legislator in the House used this as rationale for voting to add 470,000 more Michigan residents to Medicaid, a key element of implementing ObamaCare and driving more debt for our children and grandchildren to pay, doubled by interest. The USA federal government is broke and has an insatiable appetite to spend more than it takes in. When you are in a deep hole the first rule of survival is to stop digging. Here are some points to reflect on regarding this statement:
Below the fold is a point by point.
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