In a new report, President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concluded that 76 percent of children in the nine states studied by HHS did not get one or more of the required medical, vision, or hearing screenings. Officials say access to doctors is one of the leading reasons why children did not get their health care services. Many doctors don’t accept Medicaid patients because of the low reimbursement rate.
Yet, ObamaCare expands Medicaid by adding 20 million people to the program, and President Obama’s own chief actuary says Medicaid expansion will cause additional access problems for low-income Americans. The chief actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) concluded “… it is reasonable to expect that a significant portion of the increased demand for Medicaid would be difficult to meet, particularly over the first few years.”
For previous ObamaCare Flatlines, go to http://www.gop.gov/obamacare.