September 22, 2011
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Washington State will limit Medicaid patients to three non-emergent emergency department visits per year effective Oct. 1. The state says this benefit limit will save $72 million per year in state and federal funds, while opponents say it will endanger some of the state’s most vulnerable citizens.

As part of this plan, Washington State’s Health Care Authority (HCA), which administers Medicaid, has created a list of 700 diagnoses that will be treated as non-emergent for Medicaid patients, including chest pain, shortness of breath, miscarriage and abdominal pain.

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Washington State limits emergency department visits for Medicaid patients | Healthcare Finance News

So, I guess Medicaid patients need to just hope they don’t have heart attacks, severe asthma attacks, dangerous miscarriages, or appendicitis? This is ridiculous. I’m more and more convinced that conservatives just want poor people dead.

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