Proposed Medicaid Cuts for Wa State

Health Care Authority – Proposed Medicaid Cuts.

One of the most frightening cuts being proposed is to eliminate all pharmacy coverage for 500,000 adults on Medicaid. This would mean low income adults who have a developmental disability and receive their health care through Medicaid would still be able to go to a doctor for their health problems, but they would have to pay for any prescriptions out of pocket. With no money to pay for prescriptions for heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and many other common health problems that require daily medications, there is the real probability that people could die from preventable causes.

Dental services were eliminated for all adults except those who have a developmental disability and receive services through an HCBS waiver. The new proposal will eliminate ALL non-emergency dental, affecting 123,000 adults. School-based medical services for 23,000 children would no longer be paid for under Medicaid; school districts would be responsible for all services. Interpreter services for 70,000 people, which made it through the last round of cuts, is now proposed for elimination again as well.

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Uh says ... on Wednesday, Oct 12 at 7:23 AM

So? What are you, as a single individual, going to do about it? Single individuals have no voice.

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Oct 13 at 10:41 PM

Secretary of WA State DSHS resigns

lee is a thief says ... on Wednesday, Jun 12 at 6:56 PM

PLAGIARISM!!!! This article was copied verbatim from arcwa.org. KATU's lawyers need to investigate this lee98632 and have him arrested for theft of intellectual property. This is a blatant violation of the rights of Diana Stadden, the real author.

lee98632 says ... on Thursday, Jun 13 at 1:00 PM

I didn't steal it , It was sent to me via e-mail.

lee98632 says ... on Thursday, Jun 13 at 1:01 PM

oh it was in October 11 2010 or 2012?

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