Is this supposed to be a news article? It is undisguised political propaganda,
editorializing at its worse. I wonder which party this hero belongs to -- the
article doesn't mention that detail -- and I wonder if anyone from the other
party was asked his opinion about whether Medicaid is a "menacing monster
[that] threatens Utah's long-term economic stability." This report is an
offense against fair journalism.
As long as insurance companies are able to sell policies to the healthy, and
dump those sick onto the government, medicaid will always cost the state. If you get sick, you are denied insurance, or it's price is beyond your
ability to pay. Then you sell everything you own until you end up on medicaid.
Your best off getting a divorce, so one side of the family can
retain some assets that you worked a lifetime for.
Medicaid and Medicare do not belong to the state, they are a private insurance
plans and premiums that belongs to the tax payers on an individual basis and why
there are entitlement policies. If you don't pay insurance premiums in to it you
have no entitlement to it. Plain and simple. Utah is trying to
rewrite Medicaid to over throw federal and individuals rights. Utah has no right
to any Medicaid funds nor the right to alter federal laws regulating it.Entitlement is a term that means you have paid premiums for this
insurance, it is not a plan or policy for uninsured, children, and elderly or
any person who has not paid for it. Medicaid and Medicare taxes are insurance
premiums tax payers pay in a payroll deduction during employment. It does not
belong to the state or any individual who pays no insurance premiums. The state
has no right to these funds just as they have no right to any private policy
paid by any individual.What the state of Utah is doing to and with
Medicaid and Medicare funds is criminal and theft. It is my insurance keep your
This article makes me sick. I am retiredwith nothing coming in execpt SS.
Medicade takes nearly $100 out of my check each month. I paid a lot of money
into medicade when I worked.Now they want to take more from me.This
article doesn't have to name a party that is pushing this, just look at the same
party in the national spotlight. They say they want to privatize it or get rid
of it along with all entitlements the gvt provides.
Much of Medicaid is administered through the mental health system and for
individuals with severe disabilities such as intellectual disabilities,
paralysis and brain injury. Let's hope those services are not cut. Families can
not become bankrupt or homeless in order to provide care for those individuals
whose situation in life is not of their own making.The only place to cut is to
the six figure salaries of those government workers who administer the Medicaid
services.Services have already been trimmed back. Institutionalization will only
increase the tax burden. People who are capable of providing for themselves
should, of course be expected to do so.