Friday, July 14, 2017

The Medicaid Murder Machine

Some high-school graduate at Vox mag-a-rag tells us that the proposed Medicaid cuts (Senate version) will kill about 208,000 Americans.  In the proposal, Medicaid spend will drop from a projected $4.6 TRILLION to a paltry $3.9 TRILLION over the next 8 years or so.

With the $700 billion in savings, the Gummint will purchase backhoes and pine boxes. 

...scaling back ObamaCare spending would mean loss of insurance for some 22 million Americans. Vox also claims that every 830 people covered means one life saved, hence, presto, the GOP plan will mean killing 208,500 people.... 

That's according to a CBO analysis.  Hmmmm.

But like a lot of other things that high-school graduates know, this is simply not true.

...Medicaid is perhaps the civilized world's worst program. It costs just as much as private plans — about $7,000 per patient — but produces worse outcomes, including higher mortality, than private coverage. So given that one of ObamaCare's dirty little secrets is that many of its Medicaid enrollees are folks kicked off their private plans due to the Medicaid expansion, [ObozoCare] may have actually cost — rather than saved — lives in this cohort....

Well, so what?  When have the Democrats actually cared about lives?  Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile was more caring than the current crop of jackasses.

As to covering the UN-insured with Medicaid:

...A 2010 study by the University of Virginia of 893,658 patients in the university hospital found that individuals on Medicaid had the worst post-surgery survival rate of any patients, including the uninsured...

...then there is the famous 2013 Oregon study — the closest thing to a lab experiment in the real world — co-authored by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber. It contrasted uninsured patients who were randomly assigned to Medicaid with those who remained uninsured and found that the Medicaid patients did not have significantly better outcomes for diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and even mortality....

What did I tell you?  The Democrats (and Vox high-school interns) simply don't give a rat's ass about lives.  From the above studies, it is clear that putting people ONTO Medicaid will kill them faster.


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