Donald wrote:If some docs don't want to provide medical care to the most needy, these docs should get out of the medical "business" entirely. They are in it for the wrong reasons.
Be sure to tell all the nurses, techs, janitors, HR, security, that also work in those places. Oh, and nursing homes too. I think the medicaid shortfall this year is around $6.3 billion for nursing homes.
But enough of you wanting people to work for free or for what you deem they should make and back to the subject at hand.
And what follows is really what "budgeting" is all about...projections of money coming in, money going out, costs, etc. all from this moment on out into somewhere in the future. Good lesson for most.
Having counted on Washington for money that may not be delivered, at least 30 states will have to close larger-than-anticipated shortfalls in the coming fiscal year unless Congress passes a six-month extension of increased federal spending on Medicaid.
Gov. Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania, for instance, penciled $850 million in federal Medicaid assistance into the revenue side of his state’s ledger, reducing its projected shortfall to $1.2 billion. The only way to compensate for the loss, he said in an interview, would be to lay off at least 20,000 government workers, including teachers and police officers, at a time when the state is starting to add jobs. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/08/us/08 ... .html?_r=1
And in order to get, like kagan said, "A boatload of money" from the feds, presumably from their fleet of money ships, states will just have to increase their medicaid rolls.
I guess we can just ask fast freddie rendell how that "projection" has worked for him.