Medicaid and Medicare were started as a result of the inability of charity care
to meet the needs of a growing population and to protect against times of
economic downturn.History is your friend, people.
To "Maudine" you are wrong. Your revisionist history has given you
false information.Medicare was created because about 1/2 of senior
citizens had health insurance during the 1960's.Medicaid was
created as a social welfare program, not because it was needed but because the
government had started its "war on poverty".Neither was
created to actually care for the poor because they don't. They are
insurance programs designed to compete directly with charity hospitals.
by your account half of senior citizens had no health insurance but everything
was fine and there was no need for Medicare? what am I missing here redshirt?
Medicaid expansion would cost Utah $263 million in the first ten years alone. It
would be an expansion to a program that has already doubled in cost over the
last ten years, and is scheduled to double again even without expansion. Those
pushing for expansion should be upfront about what the costs will be.This is especially so in light of the fact that Medicaid increases the use of
services but doesn't actually increase health.
@Cameronthose are a some serious claims, what are you basing the claim it
doesn't increase health on?