Benjamin Domenech of the Heartland Institute writes:
“The Great Society,” as Ronald Reagan once said, “is great only in power, in size and in cost.”
[A] study conducted by Joanna Bisgaier and Karin V. Rhodes published in the New England Journal of Medicine, [shows] something that is already known by most in the field – and denied only by those ignorant of the truth or with a political motive to deny it: the level of access granted byand CHIP is completely insufficient to meet the demands of the population it purports to serve.
As Kathryn Nix writes at The Foundry, drilling down to the essence of the study: “While specialists turned away 11 percent of privately insured children, 66 percent of children with Medicaid were unable to get an appointment. For those who did, the waiting time was 22 days longer than for other patients.”
Read more: The Great Society’s Lie.
See also Domenech’s “More Medicaid Delusion,” where the following graph came from:
Lastly, see: Expanding the Medicaid Ghetto for how “reform” puts more people on Medicaid.