So we had an area rep for one one of the states medicaid providers come in and talk to our doctor..here is what we find out.. Women who get their mammograms are getting 25$ gift cards to someplace. Moms who keep up their kids appts get vouchers for free groceries.. And if they get physicals on time a fucking xbox!!! Oh boy are our doctors steaming mad, not only do we help pay for the insurance, but now we are buying xboxes and giving gift cards..as if just getting free medical care isn't enough. I had to get a job and save my $ to buy my ds an xbox.for his bday...and then I couldnt afford his medication (when I wasnt working) no one wanted to help us with a secondary insurance to help him.... Im.sorry....but I'm pissed, our patients have tattooes, lots of jewerly and most dress well too....wtf is going On?
So are the taxpayers paying for the gift cards and xbox's too or where does that money come from?
I know in my state they sent my friend information and she could pick the company she wanted to go with...the free pampers thing i stated in my other post was listed and other benefits she would get for picking that company..so thats why she picked them...obviously its in the companies best interest for her to pick them so because the state pays them...it just doesn't seem fair that she gets a reward for taking her kids to the doctor for free.
I say give em a fucking sticker and a pat on the back...being rewarded for making sure you and your kids are healthy is juvenile.I get free medical for the time being and would certainly NOT accept any "reward " like that...however a sticker would be appreciated lol
When I was pregnant with my youngest, if I went to every pre-natal appointment I got a free convertable car seat.I had medacaid. I don't believe the crap about the x-box.
Honestly, even people with Medacaid don't like to go to the doctor for preventative care. They like to go when they need it, when they are sick. People that actually pay for their insurance, well, we're more apt to go to the doctor for preventitive care. Medacaid actually saves money if they toss their patients some incentives to go to the doctor to prevent illness, rather than wait until they're half dead to go to the doctor. Preventitive care costs a lot less.
WTF!!!! That pisses me off so bad!!!! I have seen major abuse of the Medicaid system it is unreal!!!! I had patients come in with a sick baby with a fever so they could get a prescription for Tylenol because then its "free"!!! While the parents laughed and talked on their iPhones with their Coach purses and packs of cigarettes!!! So now we (meaning the taxpayers) are paying for an ER visit (which could run hundreds and possibly thousands) for a prescription for a $5.00 bottle of Tylenol!!!! Which costs less than a pack of their cigarettes!!!!! And NOW let's reward these parents for doing what the SHOULD be doing anyway!!!
OMG!!! I have to stop because I am getting REALLY mad now!!!
I paid to go to the doctor and got a prescription for meds for pink eye. With my insurance it cost $60!!! I said no thanks! I couldn't justify taking food out of my kids mouths for a prescription for me! And I work full time in the medical field.