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Time To Expand Medicaid

 

Last updated 6/21/2021 at 10:20am



As a retired orthopedic surgeon, I see two glaring problems (among others) with the U.S. health care system. First, it is too expensive and, second, it is much too difficult to access care. In a nation this wealthy, medical should be a right not a privilege. The pandemic has really exposed and exacerbated these deficiencies. I have long been in favor of Medicare for all, but until we get there, we need to ease access.

At this time, expanding Medicaid would help. In our county it would potentially add 1,900 to 2,000 more people to the insurance rolls. This would help keep our homes healthie...



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