ㅤ"’We suffered one blow in a district court in litigation,’ said Azar. ‘We are undeterred. We are proceeding forward. We are fully committed to work requirements and community participation requirements in the Medicaid program. We will continue to litigate. We will continue to approve plans.’"
ㅤ"’Now, we will work with the court — we are doing so today to get clarification and hopefully support from the court to allow us to do our job — to ensure that in fact these are parents of the children. And ensure that they are suitable individuals to go back to,’ Azar said.
ㅤ’We’re doing DNA testing on everybody who claims to be the parent of one of our children to confirm that. We check birth certificates. We have surged 230 HHS people and contractors out to ICE facilities to sit with the parents to get information to prove suitability and parentage of them to work through this process. Because what we care about is the kids’ welfare.’
ㅤAzar said he learned just this morning about two children, both under four years old, whose ‘purported parents’ have been charged with, or convicted of, rape, kidnapping, child abuse and narcotics violations.’"ㅤ
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ㅤ”Starting in 2019, the state will require able-bodied and working-age Medicaid beneficiaries to go to school, find a job, or participate in other qualifying events such as volunteering or job skills training for 20 hours a week.
ㅤSome beneficiaries, including those who are medically frail, students or pregnant, will be exempt from the requirements, said Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Director Jennifer Walthall at the press conference.
ㅤShe estimates that of the state’s 400,000 Medicaid recipients, 130,000 of them would qualify under the new work requirements.”
ㅤô¿ô …Welcome to America !!
Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from blogcdn(.com) – 2/2/18.
ㅤTags indiana, kentucky, medicaid, alex azar, jennifer walthall.
ㅤô¿ô …Rockets going down? This can’t be good.
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ㅤTags alex azar, azar, drug prices, conservative, politics.
ㅤ”‘Every incentive in this system is towards higher prices,’ Azar said at his Senate Finance confirmation hearing. ‘No one company is going to fix that system. That is why I want to be here working with you.'”