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Mo. representatives propose Medicaid transformations

Date: October 29, 2013
By: Christina Turner
State Capitol Bureau

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The Medicaid Transformation chairman recommended privatizing Medicaid Tuesday.
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Wrap: Republican Representative Jay Barnes's proposal leans towards privatizing expansion so the state can contract it out to businesses. 

Barnes acknowledged federal Bureacrats would have to support any plans the Show Me State makes.

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Description: "Anything that's going to be transformative is going to require a discretionary waiver from the federal government. Discretionary waiver means they can say yes or no for any damn reason they want to."

Barnes tried expanding Medicaid eligibility last April.

His plan would have opened up access to 100 percent of the federal poverty level, but the House rejected his proposal.

Barnes plans to introduce a revamped Medicaid bill in the upcoming legislative session.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Christina Turner.

 

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The chairman of the Medicaid Transformation Committee recommended privatizing Missouri's Medicaid Program.
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Wrap: Republican Representative Jay Barnes shared a proposal Tuesday that leans towards privatizing expansion so the state can contract it out to businesses.

But Republican Representative Keith Frederick proposes replacing Medicaid with a private health savings account.

Democratic Representative Chris Kelly says Frederick's proposal would require rare concessions in the federal Affordable Care Act for the Show Me State.

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Description: "It requires that the Congress of the United States revisit and change the ACA in fundamental ways."
 
Barnes supports expansion under the conditions of several alterations to the federal roll out to combat potential abuse.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Christina Turner.

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As Congress continues to battle over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, state lawmakers convened Tuesday to talk Medicaid expansion... or lack thereof.
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Wrap: State lawmakers traded barbs Tuesday over how much responsibility the federal government should take in how states interact with a Medicaid expansion rollout.  

Republican Representative Keith Frederick says Missouri shouldn't have to fix flaws in the Affordable Care Act.   

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Description: "The analogy that you're making for us to fix the problem is like you're standing next to someone in a china shop, and they knock over an expensive bowl and break it, and they turn to you and say you're going to have to pay for that. The Feds broke it - they need to fix it."

Republican Representative Jay Barnes is the Medicaid Transformation Chairman.

His proposal leans towards privatizing expansion so the state can contract it out to businesses.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Christina Turner.

 


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