• 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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    • It should be noted that Republicans, when they leave Congress, are many times richer than the average American.

    • “It should be noted that Republicans, when they leave Congress, are many times richer than the average American” from Glen

      Especially the one that pushed Part D through for the insurance companies, He was rewarded with a $2,000,000 a year job!

      The profits for insurance companies rose by billions!