“Finally, Giving The Poor Access To Good Health Insurance,” by Merrill Matthews, Forbes

“Both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Price want to replace Obamacare subsidies with refundable tax credits—which would essentially function like a federal subsidy—for people who do not have access to employer-provided health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid or VA coverage. But under legislation introduced by Price in 2015 (see section 102), a person in a government-run program such as Medicaid could opt out and take the tax credit instead.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
This is the solution for the ¾ of Medicaid recipients who account for 1/3 of the program’s cost, i.e. poor women and children.  But what about the ¼ of recipients who account for 2/3 of the cost (mostly for their long-term care), i.e. the aged, blind and disabled?  Fixing that is our niche at the Center for Long-Term Care Reform and 2017 is our year to roar the answers . . . with your help. 

Finally, Giving The Poor Access To Good Health Insurance