State Doctors' Group Making Recommendations to Deal With Medicaid Shortages
How about this for a solution to looming medicaid funding shortages in Wisconsin? Rationing health care to medicaid patients. Although he wouldn't call it that exactly, Tim Bartholow, from the Wisconsin Medical Society, thinks something that could maintain medicaid coverage for the greatest number of people resembles rationing: Cutting back on the types of procedures that medicaid covers. Or some plan that's similar. Bartholow says he's not sure what would be the best plan for the state to deal with Medicaid shortages. But his group believes that removing some services for everyone on Medicaid is preferable to simply dropping patients from Medicaid coverage altogether. The Medical Society has offered to help the new Republican administration in Madison deal with Medicaid shortages.