Monday, April 26, 2010

NC Medicaid : $500 MILLION 'unanticipated Medicaid growth' for 2010-11: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Public Option

Amazing figures in the just published NC Justice Center, BTC Reports, Volume 16 No1 April 2010. Naw: we don't need no Public Option when it comes to health insurance for $500,000,000 'unanticipated budget pressure' as associated with people going onto the Medicaid roster is surely no indication that people have health insurance that they can afford (or even obtain). page 7 :

Projected FY 2010-11 General Fund Budget Gap Anticipated Budget Pressures Unanticipated Medicaid growth $500,000,000 Unanticipated Community College Enrollment growth $85,000,000
Also, as associated w/ Community Suport Services (Mental Health: NC DHHS) in NC, they had this to say:

".....Cuts to programs that fall under the Health and Human Services (HHS) portion of the budget have also impacted individuals and communities. The deepest outright cuts to HHS programs were to community support services for people with mental illness and substance abuse issues and to personal care services that help individuals with medical conditions to remain in their homes and out of institutional settings. The mental health association of North Carolina estimates that 10,000 to 15,000 individuals currently need community support services but are unable to access them to due to funding constraints. ..." ________________________________________________________ The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (film) "....The bandits then reappear, pretending, very crudely, to be Federales, which leads to the now-iconic line about not needing to show any "stinking badges". After a gunfight, and the fourth American is killed, a real troop of Federales appear and drive the bandits away.,,,"