Medicaid

Who Needs Permission?

by Ellen Kolb October 19, 2017

The Joint Legislative Committee on Legislative Rules voted today to accept a New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Medicaid rule change, providing coverage for gender-altering procedures. Substance of the rule aside, what amazes me is the process by which it came about. The administrative side of government is the one I know […]

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NH Committee Meets Tomorrow to Decide on Spending Tax dollars for Gender Reassignment

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2017

Cornerstone has another update for us on the effort to approve a rule change that would make gender reassignment a covered expense under the Medicaid rules. The Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (JLCAR) will consider at its October 19 meeting a rule proposed by the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that would make […]

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Bernie Sanders: “If we expanded Medicaid [to] everybody…we would bankrupt the nation.”

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2017

Jeanne Shaheen probably isn’t worried about her support of Bernie Sanders 2017 Medicaid for everyone plan, but Bernie Sanders was–30 years ago. Back in 1987, a much younger Bernie Sanders apparently had that sense too. He warned that expanding Medicaid, the jointly run federal-state health care program for the poor and disabled, to everyone in […]

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NH DHHS proposes taxpayer funding of sex change surgery

by Steve MacDonald August 11, 2017

Breaking news from Girard at Large, The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has proposed to eliminate the Medicaid rule that prohibits the program from funding sex reassignment surgeries.  Disturbingly, while the proposed rule change hasn’t even been heard yet, Girard at Large has obtained a letter sent by the department directly to a minor child enrolled in […]

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“Here’s a letter from San Francisco’s Medicaid program encouraging illegals to use Medicaid”

by Skip July 30, 2017

“We understand that these are challenging, fearful times for undocumented members of our community” Calling Joe “You Lie (Obama)!” Walsh.  We heard from years that Federal benefit funds are off limits to illegal aliens.  Yet here we are, open borders folks all too willing to take our money and give it to illegals that shouldn’t […]

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Is Jeanne Shaheen doing the usual Dem two-step on Medicaid?

by Skip July 11, 2017

SHOT: Shaheen: Proposed Medicaid cuts would have ‘disproportionate impact’ on elderly CHASER: Fact Check: No, the GOP Healthcare Bill Does Not ‘Slash’ or ‘Cut’ Medicaid …These attacks are misleading at best, and deliberate fear-mongering at worst. The GOP healthcare bill does not cut, destroy, slash, or ‘any-other-scary-verb’ Medicaid. Just look for yourself. The top line numbers from […]

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See, It’s Not Just New Hampshire – California Underestimated Medicaid Costs Too…

by Steve MacDonald January 19, 2017

The incoming Sununu administration discovered a $65 million dollar hole at the New Hampshire Department of Inhumanly High Health Services ((NHD(i)HHS)) thanks mostly to expanded Medicaid costs they had not anticipated. Seriously? We here in our humble shop knew it would happen from day one. We knew that the Federal contribution wasn’t “Free Money™.” And […]

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65 Million Dollar Hole Appears in New Hampshire’s DHHS Budget – Unexpetedly

by Steve MacDonald January 14, 2017

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is reporting a $65 million dollar hole in its budget. The only people who didn’t see this coming were lawmakers who supported and expanded Medicaid and DHHS. Everyone else, you, me, us, knew that this expansion would create costs that would threaten the New Hampshire advantage of no […]

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GT Flashback – January, 4th, 2014

by Steve MacDonald January 7, 2017

From January 4th, 2014 we are joined by guests Rick Olson, Greg Moore (AFP), Betsy McCaughey, and Alexandria Lainez the N. FL University student who just won a critical gun rights case in Florida. We talk climate, Medicaid Expansion, ObamaCare, self-defense, Blue Hampshire’s swan song, and more. Listen to “Flashback – January 4th, 2014” on […]

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Maggie Hassan’s Pay-to-Play: No-Bid Contracts Worth Millions to Campaign Donors

by Steve MacDonald October 15, 2016

From Rich Girard’s News Read yesterday: looks like Maggie Hassan is giving away no-bid contracts in exchange for campaign contributions. Is Governor Margaret Wood Hassan presiding over a pay to play scheme in the awarding of state contracts?  Curious minds want to know, at least on the Republican side of the aisle.  Republican State Committee […]

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Covering for “Horrible on Health Care” Hassan

by Steve MacDonald October 3, 2016

Sylvia Kennedy, MD has been supporting Democrat campaigns with her cash for decades (she was part of Doctors for Dean in 2003) and from her soap box for almost as long. Today she has a letter to the editor in the Eagle Tribune apeing the”Maggie Hassan is the champion of family health care and Kelly Ayotte is not” […]

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Clinton thinks 40 years of the Hyde Amendment is enough

by Ellen Kolb September 28, 2016

I posted this at DaTechGuy Blog. Let me add that Maggie Hassan is all in with Hillary Clinton in opposing the Hyde Amendment. Not long after Roe v. Wade federalized abortion policy, Members of Congress led by Henry Hyde moved to prevent federal funds from being used for abortions. The Hyde Amendment was finally added to […]

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ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion Reduces Work Participation Among Healthy, Childless Adults

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2016
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For Immediate Release – September 8, 2016 Contact: Greg Moore (603) 303-9297 Americans for Prosperity Cites Shocking Report that Shows ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion Reduces Work Participation Among Healthy, Childless Adults   MANCHESTER – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) today cited a newly released Georgetown University study that shows that ObamaCare Medicaid expansion undermines work participation […]

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Economic Malpractice

by Steve MacDonald August 15, 2016
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We continue the discussion with Greg Moore from Americans for Prosperity on Government meddling with medical care and coverage and the economic malpractice that results–fewer startups, employment stagnation, wage deflation, and other symptoms of this regulatory disease, including those specific to New Hampshire. (Segment 2a, 19min 41 sec.) Download this segment – The entire podcast […]

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Medicaid Expansion is 49% More Expensive Than Originally “Estimated.”

by Steve MacDonald July 29, 2016
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Medicaid Expansion is 49% more expensive than originally estimated. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Medicaid expansion costs are much higher than predicted — not that HHS has been eager to share that information. Brian Blase, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, reviewed the department’s latest actuarial […]

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NH Helps America Crawl Toward Single-Payer Health Care

by Steve MacDonald July 18, 2016
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We discuss the dishonest campaign antics of Eric Estevez, then get into Medicaid Expansion with regards to Gubernatorial candidates Gatsas and Forrester, not soon enough to be former State Senator Nancy Stiles, and how it all ties into ObamaCare and their complicity in the left’s journey to single-payer Health Care. Download this segment | Listen […]

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GrokTALK! July 16th, 2016

by Steve MacDonald July 16, 2016
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Skip and Mike join me for show #152 as we sift through the Gubernatorial Debate, Terrorism in Nice, The Notorious RBG, Trump’s choice of VP (and reaction to it), the failed coup in Turkey, the Ray Buckley School of Driving, Estevez for the Resetevus, ObamaCare implosion and expansion, and other local and national news from […]

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You Can’t Keep Your Plan But You Can Pay For Other People’s Sex Change Operations

by Steve MacDonald May 16, 2016
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You can’t keep your plan if you like your plan (or your doctor, blah blah blah) but if you want taxpayers to pay for someone else’s sex-change operation, guess what? The Secretary Shall! The Department of Health and Human Services issued a final regulation Friday that will pressure health insurers to cover sex change operations, which […]

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March 5th, 2016 – Podcast

by Steve MacDonald March 5, 2016
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We lost the live stream audio mid-show but the podcast recorded: This week we discuss the criminal enterprise that is New Hampshire and Medicaid Expansion, Ruling class/Country class politics, Feminists and Trans-glaciers (believe it, it is true), a new form of vandalism in Rhode Island, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s new electoral challengers.

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Throwback Thursday – Dr. Joe Hannon and Dr. Jeffrey Singer

by Steve MacDonald February 4, 2016
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Dr. Joe Hannon and Dr. Jeffrey Singer join us to talk Government healthcare, Medicare, Medicaid, the new HealthCare regime, and what it is doing to care and professionals tasked with delivering it. (Original broadcast date – Nov 22, 2014) Player will update at 9 am EST  

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How Much Will Medicaid Expansion in NH Cost You?

by Steve MacDonald February 4, 2016
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This is edited video of the press conference introducing the NH Income tax calculator; which we discussed in the first two segments of GrokTALK! this past Saturday. The calculator allows anyone who lives in New Hampshire to calculate your own additional cost from new taxes that will be required to pay for expanded Medicaid even before the Feds […]

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ICYMI – January 30th, 2016 Podcast

by Steve MacDonald February 1, 2016
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ICYMI – Chrissy Harbin from AFP joins us to talk EPA overreach, David McIntosh – President of Club for Growth on Trump vs. Conservatism, Aaron Day on the Medicaid Expansion, Sen. Bob Smith on Sen. Ted Cruz, and introducing the NH Income Tax Calculator.

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The Cost of Medicaid Expansion in NH

by Steve MacDonald January 31, 2016
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As Republicans advance Medicaid expansion in NH local activists have developed an online tool to show taxpayers just how expensive this will get, even IF the Feds keep their funding promise. (2016-01-30 Segment 1a)

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January 30th, 2016 Podcast

by Steve MacDonald January 30, 2016
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This week we are introduced to the NH Income Tax Calculator. We also welcome Sen. Bob Smith on Ted Cruz and this week’s debate, David McIntosh – President of Club for Growth, Aaron Day on the Medicaid Expansion hearing, Crissy Harris from AFP joins us to talk EPA overreach and Obama energy policy, and our guest co-host this week is […]

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GrokTALK! – Will Kelly Ayotte Pay a Political Price For Meddling?

by Steve MacDonald November 23, 2015
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NH Senator Kelly Ayotte meddled in the race for NH Speaker of the House. As a result, moderate Republican leadership took command with plans to extend Medicaid Expansion. RLCNH Chair Aaron Day has a plan to make her pay a  political price. You can listen to the entire podcast here! GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast

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NH Medicaid Expansion Weighs Down State Budget

by Steve MacDonald August 7, 2015
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To paraphrase Theodore Dalrymple, “distress” always expands to meet the supply of publicly funded services available to reduce it. So the idea that Medicaid expansion would expand Medicaid was never in doubt. If you build it they will come. If you build it with other people’s money, and back it forever, they may come in […]

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GrokTALK! – Health Care Compact

by Steve MacDonald July 27, 2015
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Keith Carlsen joins us to discuss the Health Care Compact as a way for states to free themselves from Federal intrusion tied to programs like Medicaid and ObamaCare. (HC Letter from the Kansas SoS.) You can find the entire program here Follow us on YouTube,  Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker,TuneIn, […]

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Hassan’s Hilarious Budget Priorities

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2015
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Hassan’s latest budget spends four million to wine and dine the commuter rail fetishists– for something no one else wants or will use. And she is proposing a $15 million dollar increase in your taxpayer dollars UNH next year — that’s $15,000,000.00.  Add $5,000,000.00 on top of that in 2016 and an additional $7 million […]

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Tossing the Elderly Under the Bus

by Steve MacDonald February 4, 2015
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We are reaping the “benefits” of expanding Medicaid as “unexpected” cost overruns just a few months in require $58 Million in cuts to the Health and Human Services Budget. The Democrat governor is cutting funding to nursing homes and mental health patients and the Democrat party is calling these cuts ‘Responsible.’  Listen to the entire […]

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Freedom – and now we see where it has gone.

by Skip December 23, 2014

A story on when Government KNOWS what is best for you – even if you know it is not: a sad tale of Obamacare: My older daughter, who is 28, married with 2 children, Her husband is in optometry school and she works three jobs. They have a bunch of loans and I pay their […]

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