Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Catron: Put the ACA Out Of Its Misery

In the American Spectator, David Catron says we should do the humane thing and just end ObamaCare: "Obamacare: They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"

One of the many good points he makes is on the difference between "coverage" and actual access to care:
What about all those people who are signing up for Medicaid in the states that expanded coverage? As I pointed out here last January, those individuals will discover that Medicaid coverage has reduced their ability to access primary care. Why? Because Medicaid pays primary physicians less than it costs to see patients. Thus, fewer and fewer doctors will accept Medicaid patients, who will be forced to seek care in the local ER.

So, Obamacare has not merely failed to provide relief in the two areas where the public most wanted help — cost and access — it has actually made matters worse...
 For more, read the full text of "Obamacare: They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"