Medicaid is a very good investment even if it does not lower cholesterol or blood pressure

Researchers analyzed the results of the Oregon Health Experiment, where eligible uninsured individuals were randomly assigned Medicaid or to stay with their current care. Considered controversial because the experiment found no measurable gains for physical health it did reveal benefits for mental health, financial wellbeing, and preventive screening. In terms of quality-adjusted life years, the Columbia University researchers showed that Medicaid is an excellent value — a $62,000 gain in quality-adjusted life years. —> Read More Here


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