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Medicaid Innovation Should Be
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Investor’s Business Daily, by Steve Forbes

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Posted By:RockyTCB, 11/10/2017 7:01:01 AM

Thirty-two states expanded their Medicaid programs under ObamaCare, largely to the praise of the media and progressive policymakers. Medicaid was always bad policy — the program generates worse patient outcomes the more the government pays — but the governors who chose expansion are only now learning what a mistake they made. The negative human impact and economic costs of unchecked expansion of Medicaid is becoming clear, and state leaders are now left grappling with increased costs, finite resources and hard decisions. One such state is Massachusetts, where the state´s previous governor, Deval Patrick, greatly expanded Medicaid eligibility, seemingly without regard to what

      


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