A number of people have noted how some of the Brownback administration’s Medicaid reform plan sounds similar to the federal health care law. Statehouse observer Martin Hawver was struck by how Gov. Sam Brownback returned a federal grant to help Kansas set up an insurance exchange, yet his Medicaid reform wants “to experiment with that exchange procedure on – how do you say this politically correctly? – poor people.” Medicaid users would have to choose from perhaps three companies for access to their health care. “It’s mandatory for them, of course, because they’re poor,” he wrote, “and if they don’t choose a manager for their health care, they’re essentially not going to get any health care services.”
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