Civitas Review

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    May
    27

    One More Time: Medicaid Coverage Does Not Equal Access to Care

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    The Asheville Citizen-Times reports on a study from the RAND Corporation showing that emergency room visits are on the rise: Visits to hospital emergency rooms are on the rise in the Carolinas and around the country, with experts pointing to the physician shortage and Obamacare as possible reasons.   One in five Americans goes to […]

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    Jan
    13

    Medicaid Coverage Does Not Equal Access to Care

    Posted in Civitas Review, Economics, Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    Last week I posted an article discussing the shortage of doctors treating Medicaid patients in NC and how that would undermine claims that expanding Medicaid would create jobs. Medicaid rolls in North Carolina have ballooned from about 1 million in 2003 to roughly 1.7 million today. Adding another 500,000 would push the program over 2 […]

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    Dec
    08

    Medicaid Expansion: "Coverage Does Not Equal Access"

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    This WRAL article discusses how people newly acquiring health insurance are having trouble finding a doctor. The reason is that there is already a shortage of primary care physicians, and these newly-insured people are finding it difficult to find doctors accepting new patients. According to the article: A survey this year by The Physicians Foundation […]

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