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Price: High outlays on Medicaid don’t equal success

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U.S. Health and Human  Services  Secretary Tom Price, M.D., has defended massive budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration for his department’s services by saying that government spending doesn’t equal government success.

“If how much money the government spends on a program were truly a measure of success, Medicaid would be hailed as one of the most successful in history,” Dr. Price told the Senate Finance Committee in a hearing.  He noted that a  a third of U.S. physicians don’t take Medicaid patients, and  that Medicaid coverage does not necessarily translate into better medical outcomes for individual patients.

To read more of his remarks in a Medscape report, please hit this link.

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