When poor people are given medical insurance, they not only find regular doctors and see doctors more often but they also feel better, are less depressed and are better able to maintain financial stability, according to a new, large-scale study that provides the first rigorously controlled assessment of the impact of Medicaid.
I know. I’m shocked, too. You know who is shocked the most? Well, let the second paragraph of this NYT article tell you:
While the findings may seem obvious, health economists and policy makers have long questioned whether it would make any difference to provide health insurance to poor people.
That’s funny because I bet if anyone who works as either a health economist or a policy maker asked a single poor person, they may have found their answer. But then they would have to first care about the actual life of a poor person in order to even want to ask and clearly those lives are not a priority or a concern at all in this country.