Healthcare Triage News: Lots of Private Insurance is Publicly Funded

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 that’s not really true. This is Healthcare Triage News.

This episode was adapted from a post I wrote for the AcademyHealth blog. Links to further reading and sources can be found there.


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