“Children on public insurance are being denied treatment by doctors at much higher rates than those with private coverage, according to an undercover study that had researchers pose as parents of sick kids seeking an appointment with a specialist . . . Low Medicaid reimbursements are the likely reason,the study authors said.”
Gee, ya think? Who knew people would resist government demands that they work for less—and late payments when they get them? I hope no tax dollars were used to make the shocking discovery about what everybody knows.
This study was conducted in Cook County, Illinois and it was found that 66% of those who mentioned Medicaid-CHIP were denied appointments with doctors, as opposed to only 11% who said they had private insurance. The CHIP thing was Blago’s pride and joy and something all Illinois Democrats backed as proof of their caring compassion—even to illegals. Sure, it’s ineffective, unaffordable and unsustainable, but they’re the dreamers, right? And their intentions are good.
But this hardly-shocking-news isn’t the point of this post; my point is this will be the future of 16 million people when Obamacare kicks in because they will be covered by expanded Medicaid.
This is what the Democrats wanted for the country—long waits to see a doctor, poor medical care and skyrocketing prices.