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ObamaCare Fallout: Walgreens says no new Medicaid patients as of April 16

Doctors have already started to refuse to take the paltry pittance from the Federal Government, and now the Drug Stores are cutting off the elderly in preparation for the changes in payments and losses that pharmacies will see when the Health Care “Reform” is shoved down America’s throats.

This means that Walgreens will not have to raise the price of my prescriptions to subsidize the massive cuts Obama plans to force upon the elderly. Which means my premiums will not go up. We all need to shop for Doctor’s that refuse Medicare if we want to keep our premiums down.

This is in Washington State, but it will soon spread to all states.

According to the Seattle Times:

Effective April 16, Walgreens drugstores across the state won’t take any new Medicaid patients, saying that filling their prescriptions is a money-losing proposition — the latest development in an ongoing dispute over Medicaid reimbursement.

The company, which operates 121 stores in the state, will continue filling Medicaid prescriptions for current patients.

In a news release, Walgreens said its decision to not take new Medicaid patients stemmed from a “continued reduction in reimbursement” under the state’s Medicaid program, which reimburses it at less than the break-even point for 95 percent of brand-name medications dispensed to Medicaid patents.

Walgreens follows Bartell Drugs, which stopped taking new Medicaid patients last month at all 57 of its stores in Washington, though it still fills Medicaid prescriptions for existing customers at all but 15 of those stores.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

One Response to “ObamaCare Fallout: Walgreens says no new Medicaid patients as of April 16”

  1. SWAC Girl says:

    And so it begins…. I linked.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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