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- Created on Thursday, 06 December 2012 15:00
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Silverstein notes, “Many people think that if you are poor enough, you get Medicaid, but that isn't always true. Non-disabled adults without children are generally excluded from Medicaid, no matter how little they make. Many of those eligible for the Medicaid expansion are employed in low paying jobs without health insurance, and their unreimbursed care is a cost driver for everyone. We must expand coverage to those who are eligible under the Affordable Care Act.
Across the globe, only universal coverage systems control health care costs. Absent comprehensive reform, expanding Medicaid will reduce the costs shifted to those who are insured when physicians and hospitals provide unreimbursed care. SPAN
Silverstein adds “There is no doubt that Medicaid saves lives. States that have expanded Medicaid have a seen a 6% decrease in death rates. It is easy to dismiss those who die nameless and faceless, but they are someone's son or daughter, mother or father. Every 1000 uninsured Ohioans results in a death due to lack of care. Across