Eddie Rispone on Health Care
Problems with Medicaid expansion including fraud, abuse
On whether or not to keep Medicaid expansion:
Rispone: Yes. But Rispone said he doesn't believe the cost for the state, a maximum of
10% compared to the federal 90% share, is sustainable. He, too, believes the expansion is wrought with fraud and abuse.
Source: The News-Star on 2019 Louisiana Gubernatorial race
, Oct 8, 2019
Medicaid expansion "bungled," and is unsustainable
On health care, neither Republican supports rolling back Edwards' Medicaid expansion, but both say the Democrat has bungled the program. "The way it's done is unsustainable," Rispone said. "It's going to go broke if we don't do something.
Medicaid is for the people who cannot help themselves - and we keep expanding and expanding and expanding to more than that."
Source: Politico.com on 2019 Louisiana Gubernatorial race
, Oct 1, 2019
Temporarily freeze Medicaid enrollment in Louisiana
Rispone said he would prefer to "freeze" Medicaid enrollment in Louisiana in order to address concerns about the program's management. He said the freeze would be a situation in which Louisiana would stop enrolling new people into Medicaid, but keep
insurance paid up for those already in the program. Once the kinks of the Medicaid program are fixed, then enrollment could continue as usual, according to Rispone. "We would move as fast as possible," he said.
Source: Times-Picayune on 2019 Louisiana Gubernatorial race
, Mar 19, 2019
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