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Opt in or opt out? States exercise power over Medicaid's future

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 17, 2012 7:15 p.m.

    AmPatriot,
    actually medicaid is not part of a trust fund. You do not have a line item deduction on your paycheck for medicaid like you do SS and FICA (medicare).

    Since the people did not pay directly into medicaid trust funds, OF COURSE the states have the right to opt out!

    Proponents of Obamacare keep saying, "wait until more comes into effect, then the negatives will turn around" No, as we learn more and more about Obamacare, we see more and more of its dreadful flaws exposed.

  • dalefarr South Jordan, Utah
    July 17, 2012 3:51 p.m.

    It's time to put up or shut up. Unless our one party legislature can come up with a more efficient less costly way to provide adequate insurance to the uninsured, it's time to opt in.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    July 17, 2012 10:46 a.m.

    opt in like Romney care!

  • AmPatriot Taylorsville, UT
    July 17, 2012 9:08 a.m.

    Since Medicaid and Medicare and the SSA are the rightful financial trust property of the working Americans depositing personal income funds to the trust. The states and Congress has no right to Opt in or Opt out of any of these personal assets that belong to the American people. States do not have a right to these trust funds to add to and distribute through their state financial budgets.

    Any state receiving Medicaid, Medicare, or SSA funds should be cut off immediately and restore any funds remaining in a state budget back to the SSA, the only authorized agency to distribute these insurance funds to entitled depositors as SSA offices as the law declares.

    Medicaid is not the property of states or local government or IHC's of Utah and the illegal foreign nationals thinking they are entitled to our trust funds.

    Leave my trust money alone, I do not authorize the State of Utah to receive or spend it.