The media news is reporting that doctors and hospitals are in the early stages of declining Medicaid patients because the soon-to-be-enacted federal guidelines would pay them, on average, 33% of what they would collect from a Medicare or private insurance carrier patient. One of the little known facts in ObamaCare is the provision that the federal government will subsidize the individual states at a rate of 100% of Medicare rates for Medicaid patients……for only the first two years of ObamaCare! After the first two years, the states are responsible for Medicaid expenses! As a measure, currently, Mississippi allows 100% of Medicare for Medicaid patients…but, Mississippi has stringent qualification standards for Medicaid eligibility. Today, New York pays 35% for Medicaid patients; and California pays 46%. The bottom line is that ObamaCare, which was supposed to provide health care for everyone, will, if fact, disenfranchise the poorest and most needy of society! Access will become more difficult each year until the poor will be left on the curb. This another long-term negative impact of the Affordable Health Care (HR 3962). Thanks, again, Bart Stupak, for surrendering your principles and yielding under the pressure of Obama and Pelosi! Your constituents did the right thing by serving notice to your political career! You, Bart, are the individual most responsible for the debacle that was sold to the American public! This legislation MUST be repealed! Vote GOP in 2012! As Jane says, we were bamboozled by the snake oil salesman!!