One common argument from opponents of the Affordable Care Act is that an expansion of government into health care will result in “crowd out”, where private influences and coverage go down as public ones go up.
But that’s not always the case, as seen in a study just released by the NEJM (Full disclosure, I’m one of the authors of this work). “Dependent Coverage under the ACA and Medicaid Coverage for Childbirth.”
Go read it. And read more by me about it over at the AcademyHealth blog!