One would have to be pretty dense not to see that the current state of the Illinois Medicaid program, as provided by the state and federal governments is the precursor of Obamacare as posted on this blog in September.
As many as 200,000 men, women and children will be subject to a potential four prescription limit of their medicine as part of budget-cutting legislation signed into law by Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, as reported in today’s Rockford Register Star, “New policy cuts people off from vital drugs.”
SPRINGFIELD — Thousands of low-income Illinoisans are going weeks without essential medicines, and some are ending up in emergency rooms, because of Illinois’ new limits on prescription drugs for Medicaid patients, doctors and other advocates say.
Even though state officials say it shouldn’t be happening, essential medicines are being denied by the state, and patients sometimes are being asked by pharmacists which four drugs they want to receive and which they can do without, according to doctors.
… hundreds of patients who use Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s family-medicine clinic in Springfield have had to wait for weeks for blood-thinning medicine and drugs for high-blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, heart failure and breathing problems.
Some patients may have been denied because doctors aren’t informed by the state whether their pleas for more prescriptions have been granted …
Read the rest – it’s simply the government at its efficient best, but healthcare – OMG!