Via blog post, David Anderson drew my attention to a Health Affairs post by Billy Wynne, the Managing Partner of TRP Health Policy, in which Mr. Wynne wrote, “[C]ommercial rates are hiked, often stratospherically, to compensate for typically insufficient Medicaid reimbursement.”
Normally, I’d have to remind the world that many recent studies find no evidence for this kind of cost shifting. But, David did the work for me (and by citing me), so go read his post if you still don’t know the truth of the matter.
Oh, and spread the word. It’s very hard to keep up with assertions of cost shifting and push back against every one, even with David’s help.