“Medicaid saves lives” – candid interview with a Harvard researcher

In a recent interview, Benjamin Sommers, a health economist and physician who does extensive Medicaid research. talks about the impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act:

Our research suggests that when people gain health insurance, whether via Medicaid or private insurance along the lines of the ACA’s marketplaces, they experience significant benefits: better access to care, better chronic disease management, improved well-being and perceived health, and lower risks of death.

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