Quote: Medicaid reform

Start by paying a primary-care physician $80 a month to see each [Medicaid] patient, whether he is healthy or sick. That’s what so-called concierge doctors charge, and it would give Medicaid patients what they really need: first-class primary-care physicians to manage their chronic cardiovascular and metabolic conditions. […]

Then throw on top of that a $2,500-a-year catastrophic plan to protect the poor against financial ruin. The total annual cost of such a program would be $3,460 per person, 42 percent less than what Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion costs.

Reihan Salam, National Review Online quoting Avik Roy


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