News: Health Reform WK-EDGE Wrap Up, GENERAL REFORM TOPICS—NEWS: HHS Sec. Price: Trump’s FY 2018 budget does not ‘confuse spending with success’


June 14, 2017
...Despite these investments, Price noted that: (1) one-third of doctors in America do not accept new Medicaid; and (2) research shows that enrolling in Medicaid does not necessarily lead to healthier outcomes for the newly eligible enrollee... According to Price, "This mixed impact of Medicaid coverage on health outcomes suggests we need structural reforms that equip states with the resources and flexibility they need to... serve their unique Medicaid populations in a way that is as compassionate and as cost-effective as possible." This is what the President’s FY 2018 budget does, according to Price...
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