Local News | Walgreens: no new Medicaid patients as of April 16 | Seattle Times Newspaper

Seattle, Washington:

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.

via Local News | Walgreens: no new Medicaid patients as of April 16 | Seattle Times Newspaper.

Wow.  Interesting timing.

Again, Medicaid should be funded (or abolished); the current system isn’t actually fair to anyone.


Comments

  1. Medicaid compensation rates are highly state dependent, so this is a little more parochial than Mayo announcing a cutoff
    in accepting new medicare pts at branch clinics a few months ago. Arizona just shut down a big chunk of its childrens medicaid
    affecting several hundred thousand kids for budgetary shortfalls of the whole state government. But these trends will
    slowly progress as fiscal pressures increase over the next 10yrs. Pity what president #46 will have to deal with after
    6yrs of $T fed budget deficits and Obamacare + Medicare beginning to detonate.