Medicaid Premiums

Medicaid gives the poor a reason to say no thanks, By Aaron E. Carroll, September 22, 2014, New York Times: “There are generally two ways that people with insurance pay for health care in the United States: premiums, which get you insurance before you receive care, and a variety of cost-sharing mechanisms — like deductibles, co-pays and coinsurance — that come into play when you do receive it. While Medicaid, our safety net program for the poor, has used cost-sharing mechanisms for some time, it has been prohibited from asking people to pay premiums…”

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