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  •  Good for you! Mr. Mollie says we're moving to (1+ / 0-)
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    lenzy1000

    Minnesota!  LOL!

    Mollie

    “If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

    by musiccitymollie on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:11:05 PM PST

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    •  Minnesota has low rates (2+ / 0-)
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      musiccitymollie, GayHillbilly

      due to low malpractice rates made possible by common sense tort reform. We require a second independent doctor to confirm damages before a lawsuit can proceed. We also have no tolerance for bad doctors. If they screw up we pull their license. Many have fled south to Texas where they can be free from those nasty lawsuits. Low income patients are covered by MnCare which is funded by a tax levied on insurance companies for every healthcare policy they issue. The consumer never sees it and many don't even know they are funding it.

      Some people have short memories

      by lenzy1000 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:39:16 PM PST

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      •  Yeah for Minnesota! My state (red) had exorbitant (2+ / 0-)
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        Willa Rogers, lenzy1000

        prices for catastrophic policies listed on the Medicaid-lite website, at one time.  After I read your reply, got on the website, and found that they no longer even offer any for folks just over the Medicaid eligibility income.  (Maybe because the ACA will soon come online.)

        At any rate, 0ur Medicaid program is handled by a private insurer, United Healthcare, and is a managed-care program, not a PPO.  And it is very difficult to find a doctor who will accept anymore Medicaid patients (and increasingly, Medicare patients).

        Mollie

        “If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

        by musiccitymollie on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:27:30 PM PST

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