Just 3% of all Covid vaccine doses went to Africa, which has one-fifth of the world’s population. (NYT)
VA health record system: Errors delay medication and treatment, endangering more than 40,000 patients.
Paul Krugman in 2006: The VA “has been able to take the lead in electronic record-keeping and other innovations that reduce costs.”
Kaiser study: Value of the tax exemption for nonprofit hospitals: $28.1 billion. Value of charity care: $16.0 Billion.
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The Medicaid work requirement issue is a hot one politically.
Republicans can always harvest a certain number of votes by evoking the image of strapping black bucks cashing welfare checks, and welfare mothers pumping out babies with no means of support.
However, even those of us who resist these images are concerned about labor shortages and people who do not want to work. Is Medicaid a culprit in these problems?
Frankly I am not sure. Most of the state-level Medicaid expansions occurred before 2015, and did not seem to create labor shortages. The extra COVID checks in 2020 and 2021 are probably more to blame.
Actually, even the Republican reforms have various loopholes that a person could use to stay on Medicaid for a long time. However, some persons would lose Medicaid because they don’t read their mail, and they do not respond to requests for new eligibility paperwork.