Friday, May 03, 2013

Gee, Government Doesn't Work

Brace yourself.  Shocker coming. (Read the whole thing, it's a Big F**king Bidenesque Deal)

Study: Giving People Government Health Insurance May Not Make them Any Healthier

One of the most important health insurance studies ever done shows surprisingly little effect

Medicaid doesn't work?  You mean like Head Start doesn't work?  Or the War on Poverty didn't work?  Or the War on Drugs?  Or Welfare?  Or promoting home-ownership via Fannie Mae?  Or student loans?  Or Solyndra?  Or Fisker?  Or the Bureau of Indian Affairs?  Or the stimulus? 

None of it works.  And yet people want more government.

That's because it is not supposed to "work", it is supposed to move money around as the WSJ points out a little honesty from lefties today.
Yet liberals are proclaiming the results a great success and a reason to expand Medicaid under ObamaCare. They point to a side finding that Medicaid increased economic security and led to "a reduction in financial strain," the share of personal income going to care. "Here Medicaid shined. It hugely reduced out of pocket spending," noted Aaron Carroll of Indiana University and Austin Frakt of Boston University.
So when liberals are confronted with robust empirical evidence that Medicaid offers little benefit for the money, they emerge to rationalize the program's failures as, well, at least they spread the wealth.


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