Bob Carlson

July 20, 2012

What’s Next for Health Care Reform

Filed under: Health — Bob @ 12:46 pm

Since the Supreme Court weighed in on the constitutionality of health care reform, there are many more issues on the table. While a majority want the law repealed, there are other routes in case repeal isn’t possible. Tyler Cowen of the blog Marginal Revolution and professor at George Mason University presents a framework in which the law can be reformed rather than repealed and make it much more attractive than the current version. You can read generally about it here in the context of his response to a critic of his plan.

It is very difficult to find a good doctor in northern Virginia who takes Medicaid and I speak from personal experience (helping others).  Or try any number of basic websites, with common quotations such as “Finding a Medicaid doctor constitutes a challenge…”  Medicaid dentists are hard to find.  Try calling say the Washingtonian “best doctors” list and see how many of them take Medicaid.  Large numbers of doctors do take Medicaid but overall they tend to be much worse and there are also problems with queuing.  Think about it: why would the lower payers end up first in line?

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