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Mon, April 10, 2017, noon:
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Sarah Miller

Research by Miller counters claim that Medicaid doesn't yield improved access to health care

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"If Sean Spicer talked to someone on Medicaid, he’d probably find out they love it" - VOX. 03/15/2017.

Despite suggestions from the GOP that adding people to Medicaid doesn't translate to greater use of and benefits from health care coverage, research has found the opposite to be true. A case in point cited here is Sarah Miller and Laura Wherry's recent study, published in the NEJM, which found that Medicaid expansion under the ACA yielded improvements in several measures of access to care - although long wait times and difficulty securing appointments remained problematic. The authors say: "Not only do we find that access to care improves with Medicaid, but we also find evidence indicating that low-income adults gain financial protection in the event of illness or injury. We find fewer reports of inability to pay medical bills and of worry about medical bills in the event of an illness or an accident."

Article in the New England Journal of Medicine

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Sarah Miller

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