People often interchange health coverage and health care, but they are two very different concepts. If North Carolina were to opt for Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, patients who are currently on the program will end up competing for access to health care services with an additional 500,000 enrollees. Last week’s Health Care Update highlighted the fiscal impact on North Carolina if the legislature agrees to expand the government health insurance program originally designed for low-income parents, children, elderly, blind, and disabled. This week, I touch on three critical human costs:

  1. Private coverage crowd-out
  2. Deteriorating access to care
  3. Health outcomes

Read about it here.