Every time health care reform comes up for debate, I see people arguing about whether a publicly or privately funded system would be better. The Affordable Care Act, in an attempt to forestall this debate, decided to split the baby, and give half of its newly insured beneficiaries public insurance (Medicaid) and half private insurance (insurance exchanges). But this isn’t really true.
Why not? Go read my latest post over at the AcademyHealth blog!