Despite media and public pressure, the company’s executives are not backing down and have given themselves millions of dollars in raises when implementing these unconscionable price hikes.
“We applaud CMS for rejecting a plan that would be harmful to the health of hundreds of thousands of Ohioans who depend on Medicaid for their source of health coverage.”
… if all or some of the components of the waiver are upheld this could create a dangerous precedent for other states.
Keep Kentucky Covered! is the battle cry from Kentucky Voices for Health and a broad coalition of groups in the state which are pushing back hard on Gov. Bevin’s plans to use a 1115 waiver request to dramatically restructure – and limit – Kentucky’s very successful Medicaid expansion program.
Jacob Hacker, the originator of the public option proposal originally included in the ACA, describes what it is and why the concept is gaining traction again as the big health insurers are becoming increasingly resistant to participation in the ACA exchanges.
“In my view, the provision of health care cannot continue to be dependent upon the whims and market projections of large private insurance companies whose only goal is to make as much profit as possible.”