Medicaid Expansion: Wisconsin got it right by liberating people from Medicaid ghetto

As Devon M. Herrick concludes his policy brief :

On paper, Medicaid coverage appears far better than what most Americans enjoy — with lower cost-sharing and unlimited benefits. But by almost all measures, Medicaid enrollees fare worse than similar patients with private insurance and often experience worse health issues than patients with no insurance. Wisconsin made a wise choice when it decided to forgo a full Medicaid expansion in favor of a smaller program that would maximize the availability of private coverage for Wisconsin’s low-income residents

Read more: Medicaid Expansion: Wisconsin Got It Right | NCPA.

More on the Medicaid ghetto here and here.

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