ObamaCare's Phony Medicaid Promise Exposed

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Author(s) Investor's Business Daily editorial board
Source Investor's Business Daily
Date January 6, 2014
URL http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-obama-care/010614-685306-obamacare-drives-millions-into-failed-medicaid-program.htm
Quotes-start.png A study published late last week in the prestigious journal Science found that Medicaid actually increases emergency room use — by a substantial margin. Comparing Medicaid patients to the uninsured in Oregon, the researchers found that those on Medicaid used emergency room visits 40% more often than the uninsured. This was true, they discovered, "across a broad range of types of visits, conditions," including visits to a primary care doctor. Meanwhile, an earlier study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that people on Medicaid were no healthier than those who were uninsured. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Act should not have been passed on the topic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.