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Howard Dean's Dirty Little Secret on Medicaid?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/07/03 02:45:53

Appearing on Meet the Press yesterday, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean was asked about the possibility that, given the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare last Thursday, states could choose to opt out of the law’s new Medicaid expansion. He gave an interesting response: “I think this stuff about not accepting Medicaid and not accepting Exchanges is crazy.”

Which is ironic, because a May 1998 article from the Rutland Herald profiled how Judith Steinberg, a physician based in Shelburne, had written to her patients that she was no longer accepting individuals insured by the state’s largest Medicaid managed care organization

Why is all of this relevant? Because Dr. Judith Steinberg just so happens to be Howard Dean’s wife.

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  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/07/03 02:46:31
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    Put it another way: Howard Dean’s wife dropped out of that state’s largest Medicaid plan -- while Dean himself was governor -- due to low reimbursement rates and onerous bureaucratic regulations. So if Dean wants to go and publicly argue that “not accepting Medicaid…is crazy” -- either for individual physicians, or for states looking to avoid Obamacare’s new unfunded mandates – he might want to chat with Mrs. Dean first.

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  • Schläue~© 2012/07/03 03:18:16
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    Patient dumping skills seem to run fairly common with those squatting in the WH as well.

    Just ask Mooosechelle and Valarie.
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/07/03 02:46:31
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    Put it another way: Howard Dean’s wife dropped out of that state’s largest Medicaid plan -- while Dean himself was governor -- due to low reimbursement rates and onerous bureaucratic regulations. So if Dean wants to go and publicly argue that “not accepting Medicaid…is crazy” -- either for individual physicians, or for states looking to avoid Obamacare’s new unfunded mandates – he might want to chat with Mrs. Dean first.

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