Originally Posted by AustinChief
You claim that these people are short sighted and stupid for not having health insurance (probably true on both accounts). How will them having insurance change those facts about them? I see a ton of newly insured idiots heading to the ER anytime they get a boo boo.
I believe (I admit this is speculation on my part) that the MAIN reason that people abuse medicaid is the lack of Co-pays.
This absolutely will not happen with a private company, and will most likely go away with medicaid.
Even a low co-pay for an ambulance ride, say 20$, deducted out of the person's welfare / entitlements would solve this.
higher medicaid copays under obama care ** and I personally think it should be about 5 times higher for ambulance rides or non emergency ** it doesnt charge enough, but its a start
The rule also allows Medicaid programs to charge a bit more for non-emergency trips to the emergency department. It will allow states to charge some higher income Medicaid recipients (those earning between 100 and 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Line) more for those non-emergent visits. Usually, states would have to seek a waiver to charge different prices for care delivered in different settings (the emergency room instead of the primary care doctor’s office, for example).