Friday, March 2, 2012

Increasing Health Insurance Coverage Does Not Increase Access to Care

From John Goodman's Health policy Blog, "WOW: New Evidence on Access to Care" by John Goodman:
Expanding public [health] insurance doesn’t increase access to care. Paying doctors more does increase access.
From the original study abstract:
The findings suggest that (1) coverage expansions, even if they substantially reduce patient cost sharing, do not necessarily increase physician utilization, and (2) increasing the generosity of provider payments in public programs can improve access....

1 comment :

  1. According to national surveys, the reason people are without being insured plan is the expensive of insurance cover.

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