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Is Medicaid Coverage Better or Worse than Private Insurance?

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Published on Oct 16, 2017

It’s clearly, provably better for patients to have Medicaid coverage than to be uninsured, despite what critics of the program claim. Recently, bills in the Senate and the House of Representatives have sought to greatly reduce Medicaid funding and coverage, partially justified by these claims. But is having Medicaid, as those critics also say, much worse than having private insurance?

This episode was adapted from a column Aaron and Austin Frakt wrote for the Upshot. Links to further reading and sources can be found there: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/03/up...

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