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  •  I love this from Keystone Politics.. (2+ / 0-)
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    Meteor Blades, shanesnana

    Who Does Don Sapatkin Think Would Save Money From Tom Corbett’s Medicaid “Reforms?”

    Regular readers already know this, but private insurance is significantly more expensive than Medicaid, and does a much worse job of controlling costs despite offering essentially the same access to care.

    That is why a Rube Goldberg scheme of subsidizing private insurance plans will not be cheaper than a simple expansion of public insurance. There is no evidence to support this idea. Private plans are more expensive and do not provide better health outcomes. If we have a fixed amount of money to spend on Medicaid or private plans, we’re simply going to get less bang for our bucks with the private plans.

    Right now Rick Scott current governor of Florida and  former Medicare embezzler, is now going to accept Federal Medicaid dollars as is Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett, but both seem bent on limiting access to those most in need. barring navigators, a group organizing to help people sign up(video Ed Schultz)

    And this from 2011 is no surprise privatize Medicaid as his agenda owning a chain of health care outfits he could funnel Federal money into.

    Republican governors want they money, just not the responsibilty to their constituents

    But this information from Keystone Politics blog may speed up the transformation to true single payer health care for all. It's more efficient and covers more people.

    Thx MB

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