In the Atlantic, Avik Roy writes:
Chapin White of the Center for Studying Health System Change has published an important new paper in Health Services Research, a journal of health economics, which suggests that a critical part of the Affordable Care Act–its expansion of coverage to 16 million more Americans–may actually reduce those individuals’ access to health care.
How? Medicaid notoriously underpays doctors, so Medicaid patients have trouble accessing them. When Medicaid eligibility expands, many newly eligible people drop “private” health plans to enroll.
Read the whole post: Why Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion Will Reduce Health Care Access – The Atlantic.