Tag Archives: Medicaid access

Colorado Health Benefits Exchange: poor access & narrow provider network?

[I]f the health plans and hospitals contract with fewer providers, they can exert more leverage on doctors to limit services and keep costs down. Continue reading

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How Colorado’s Medicaid expansion harms patients

Medicaid expansion would limit access to care for the significant fraction of the currently uninsured who would otherwise be eligible for federal premium subsidies under ObamaCare. It raises costs for state taxpayers, increases costs for people who are hospitalized, and prevents state insurers from collecting millions of dollars in federal subsidy money. Continue reading

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Twelve Reasons Colorado should say no to Medicaid expansion

Avik Roy & Grace-Marie Turner in National Review present 12 reasons Virginia, or any state, should not expand Medicaid, Continue reading

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Colorado Medicaid Expansion: Remember that health coverage is not health care

John Goodman reviews studies which suggest that there is a severe quality problem in Medicaid. More information can be found in chapter 15 of [his] Independent Institute book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. Continue reading

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Krugman Flunks Health Econ 101

It’s painful to read Paul Krugman when he writes about health care. Makes you wonder how he ever won the Nobel Prize. Continue reading

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Should Colorado expand Medicaid per ObamaCare? No.

One of the most tragic failings of ObamaCare is that it will make it harder for many of the most vulnerable citizens – patients with no option but Medicaid – to get care. Continue reading

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Study: Nearly A Third Of Doctors Won’t See New Medicaid Patients

If you’re on Medicaid and looking for a new doctor, your chances are excellent of finding one … in Wyoming. Continue reading

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Colorado should let Medicaid recipients supplement Medicaid payments with their own money

If low-income families were allowed to add…their own money to the Medicaid rate … we could make high-quality, very accessible primary care available to millions of people. Continue reading

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ObamaCare: Dr. Orwell Will See You Now

The Obama administration can’t fix the actual substance of [its] health plan. Hence, their strategy is to obfuscate its problems with deceptive language and hope that voters don’t catch on. Continue reading

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Medicaid’s Cruel Status Quo: It’s a Medicaid Ghetto

But by ignoring the past success of welfare reform, and ignoring the serious problems with today’s Medicaid program, it’s the Times that is seeking to trap sixty million Americans in a government-run health care ghetto. Continue reading

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