Rep. Ryan on Medicaid vs. the uninsured

From Rep. Ryan’s Path to Prosperity:

Recent studies have indicated that Medicaid patients are more likely to dieafter coronary artery bypass surgery, less likely to get standard care for blocked heart arteries, and more likelyto die from treatable cancer, than those with other coverage options. By some measures, such as in-hospital death rates following major surgeries, Medicaid patients fared even worse than the uninsured. [Bold mine.]

While true as stated, it should surprise nobody that I do not believe the intended impression, not for one second. Nor do I think the proposed policy will improve the outcomes of those who would become uninsured rather than have Medicaid coverage. I have seen no study that shows otherwise.

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