• Twitter essay: Medicaid and access

    Here’s another recent Twitter essay that several people have requested I turn into a post (prior one here).

    I’m more than happy to entertain a conversation about this. That’s one thing I use Twitter for, to toss out ideas that aren’t quite ready for a post. Let’s keep it polite, but by all means discuss what I’ve raised here. Maybe you’ll change my thinking!

    @afrakt

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    • One thing I haven’t seen explored on this topic is the affect of more insured people (even if they’re insured by a relatively frugal / low-reimbursing public plan) would have on provider supply. Presumably more demand begets more supply in the medium-term. Are there other constraints on provider supply that would keep that from happening (not enough med schools, no debt burdened new MDs want to live in rural kansas, etc.)?