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Rationing Begins: States Limiting Drug Prescriptions, Medicad Patients

Rationing Begins: States Limiting Drug Prescriptions, Medicad Patients

By Melanie Hunter
July 30, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – Sixteen states have set a limit on the number of prescription drugs they will cover for Medicaid patients, according to Kaiser Health News.

Seven of those states, according to Kaiser Health News, have enacted or tightened those limits in just the last two years.

Medicaid is a federal program that is carried out in partnership with state governments. It forms an important element of President Barack Obama's health-care plan because under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act--AKA Obamcare--a larger number of people will be covered by Medicaid, as the income cap is raised for the program.

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i wouldnt call this rationioning

big pharma wants you to swallow those pills and has the resources to make them and sell them off at tax-payer expense.

rationioning is a symptom of economic socialism. the healthcare bill, on the other hand, is economic fascism.

fascism is socialism with stockholders. it is the cozy relationship between state and corporations where, in this case, there is an economic incentive to drug the entire population.

This is very interesting!

In Cincinnati's health clinic system, at some of the clinics, some patients will be getting 12, maybe 15 scripts at a time on Medicaid...and this includes aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol), multivitamins, calcium/vit-D supplements, etc... Medicaid needs to scale back the coverage of OTC meds!