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The point is simply that what is popular is not necessarily good for you. And most Americans don't understand economics well enough to see the unintended consequences. Most people probably think the gov't should just hand out million dollar bills.
I've never seen a doctor who refused medicaid or medicare and I'd question their ethics if they did. The top orthopedic surgeon in our city regularly sees medicaid patients. The insurace/pharma for profit greed industry distorts the prices.
Look it up. About 1/3rd of the nations Dr's and growing won't accept new Medicaid patients. Generally much higher in poor area's where the coverage is primary. 60% in NJ. Insurance distorts prices because we don't use it as insurance is defined.
With any new law there are detractors. I can remember being in California when they began "no smoking" in public establishments. Restaurant and bar owners said it would kill their business. Once it became the "norm" life went on. Doctors will too
Life will go on for those with resources. The poor will get negatively impacted the most. Even the Mayo Clinic opted out of Medicare in several states. Don't confuse insurance with receiving care. Smoking bans are not price distortions
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