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Brownback (Kansas) Turns Medicaid Over to Private Companies.. and These Are the Results

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The Pitch of course does all of the leg work in a multi-page piece that deserves to be read. Because it highlights what is wrong with using a for-profit motive when dispensing need to those who are amongst the most vulnerable.

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Jason R (67)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 10:35 am
Can republicans be more disgusting? We just went nuclear on them. See my latest.

TY Kit

Roseann d (178)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 11:08 am
Absurd! That's "For-Profit" healthcare for ya. Profits first, patients last. I'll save this one to repost every time Diane O. or Carol go off about Obamacare....Meanwhile the GOP plan sounds more like bankruptcy, foreclosure and death for geriatric patients and their families. It's disgusting.... Exploiting ill health and senior patients for profits is a SICK system. They are not commodities to be exploited by Wall Street.

Roseann d (178)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 11:09 am
The GOP claims to be pro-life but they cheapen and degrade human life at every turn. Heinous party...Remember Brownback has delusions of running for Prez! What a disaster that would be...or any GOPer at this point.

Jason R (67)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 1:01 pm
Roseann, you are unbearingly correct and the GOP supporters show every bit of their conformation to approve of that behavior. Their silence is our teacher.

JL A (281)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 1:49 pm
It is important to make distinctions between non-profit HMOs like Kaiser (still have too high of CEO pay, but the care is present and easier to access for Medicaid in CA than trying to find a provider that would take the Medicaid rate for many services in many areas--the trade-off) and for-profit companies--the latter will automatically either cost 10-11% more than when State run or will cut medically necessary services by that amount detrimentally to those insureds' health.

pam w (139)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 1:57 pm
REPUGNANT! That's the perfect word!

Mike M (40)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 2:10 pm
You have to consider the government officials that let this happen were either stupid or greedy ass corrupt. Then you have to consider what needs to be done to fix this problem and then whether you need to take stupid out and use new teaching tools so as to educate them or to drop greed ass corrupt into a deep lake with a cement top hat

Angelene B (148)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 2:29 pm
sick of b.s.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 3:06 pm
Privatization is NEVER a good idea. Aside from the obvious moral issue, it will ALWAYS end up costing more for less benefit. No one could possibly support privatization except the privateers who benefit from it directly, or possibly politicians whom they have bought.

Freya H (357)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 3:25 pm
How many people will slip through the cracks of KanCare, how many families will see their finances stretched to the breaking point? Our entire medical system is horribly broken. Doctors, not soulless bean-counting bureaucrats, should be in charge of health care.

Vallee R (280)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 3:33 pm
"For profit" health insurance in my mind is totally wrong - but our health insurance is all a mess -

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 3:38 pm
Welcome to the wonderful world of austerity economics. Now you're getting a taste of what Africa and the other developing nations experienced under globalization and outsourcing.

Barbara K (60)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 5:59 pm
He was an idiot in the senate too. Just can't fix stupid. Privatizing anything doesn't save money, it just costs more.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday November 22, 2013, 2:50 am

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Friday November 22, 2013, 7:28 am
Noted. TY Kit

Brad Miller (120)
Friday November 22, 2013, 8:56 am
Brownshirt is the worst. As is most of the Kansas legislature. Believe me, I know having lived here my whole life.

Birgit W (160)
Friday November 22, 2013, 4:24 pm

Sherri G (128)
Friday November 22, 2013, 11:58 pm
Couldn't agree more with Barbara. "You just can't fix stupid". Privatize is another word for robbing and giving to the rich. Noted TY Kit.

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 1:50 am
Many European safety net systems are run as private-public partnerships, kind of takes the best of both worlds.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 4:36 pm
Thanks again Kit--no surprises here.

Julie W (32)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 3:25 am
This is just too depressing! And I don't even live in the US.

Thomas M (8)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 8:11 am
Could it be that Brownback's days are numbered? Thanks again to Kansas for forcing us follow the yellow brick road to ripping off the taxpayers. Privatization is not the only way to go and if you look around it has been, other than banking, one of the biggest ripoffs of the American taxpayer. Greater profits for corporations at a reduced level of service for people in need. STUPID.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 10:26 am
After I posted yesterday, my cousin sent me this graphic, which makes my point even better than I did. Graphic I'm sorry it took me so long to get it posted here, but better late than never, I guess. I hope it posts as an actual link - sometimes it does, sometimes not.

Thomas M, why except banking? That seems to me one of the bigger ripoffs. Don't get me started.
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