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Protect The Medicaid Program…NOW! | June 14, 2011

Both the US Senate and House are back in DC and in session this week. Now is the time to ask them to reject cuts or changes to Medicaid!



  1. I’ve alreadt faxed my Reps through another website.

    One thing I don’t understand about Medicaid is:
    I draw $1025.00 per Mo, from SSDI and I’m told that my income is too high for me to qualify for Medicaid.


    Comment by Mike Farnam — June 14, 2011 @ 3:45 PM

  2. Same thing for my friend Sally. I think she receives about $80 too much. ūüė¶


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — June 14, 2011 @ 4:35 PM

  3. There’s been a few people in California boasting about Medicaid paying what Medicare/MedicareRx doesn’t, and like the extra FoodStamps for people who can’t cook and having the extra expenses, I tried to find substantiating details, but there’s always some roadblock or greater drawback. The boasts sound more like the frequent claims that cutting Medicare will make it better.

    As I posted on Zealot’s Forum, “Spend down” States, while otherwise “helpful”, still generally punish people on the brink of poverty, for being firstly eligible for Medicare instead of just eligible for Medicaid (in California, it’s generally sounds like about a $125 “punishment” (below SSI) in each month of medical needs with SSDI, reducing the net SSDI money left, below the SSI level, instead of a person being limited to only SSI dollar amounts. There’s many beneficial exceptions to the punishment, but they too sound more like mere promises that are seldom fulfilled. The most simple example I’ve seen for California’s “Share of Cost” (SOC) is at: http://www.cahealthadvocates.org/low-income/medi-cal.html#ShareOfCost
    One that references some of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR):
    Pennsylvania is listed as similar to California at: http://www.seniorlaw.com/medicaidfaq.htm


    Comment by Tadzio — June 16, 2011 @ 6:54 AM

  4. In California, all my Medical was covered,
    What “Medicare” didn’t cover, “Medi-Cal” did.
    Medi-Cal is like Medicaid out there.


    Comment by mkfarnam — June 28, 2011 @ 3:17 AM

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