As I have pointed out before, more than half of the uninsured to whom ObamaCare will allegedly provide health care will get it via the Medicaid program. Only one problem—Medicaid pays so poorly most doctors can’t afford to treat patients “covered” by the plan. The result is this:

Children with Medicaid are far more likely than those with private insurance to be turned away by medical specialists or be made to wait more than a month for an appointment, even for serious medical problems, a new study finds.

The following chart shows how Medicaid kids fare compared to those with actual insurance:

The details of the study which produced the above graph are from the The New England Journal of Medicine. The upshot is that, once again, we find that “universal coverage” isn’t the same thing as “universal health care.” Not that objective data will ever produce any change in the policies of government health care advocates.

Only elections can change their behavior.

Comments 1

  1. Marc Brown wrote:

    And all along you’ve been saying no American has any less care than any rich American, which of course was always nonsense. I’m sure you are now a supporter of progressive taxation to fund Medicaid properly. And there are more than 50 million on Medicaid so dig deep.

    Posted 20 Jun 2011 at 10:16 am

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