Survey Says: Medicaid Recipients Really Like Their Coverage And Care

A survey of Medicaid beneficiaries found that overall, they’re very happy with the services they get and have no problems finding doctors.

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A survey of Medicaid beneficiaries found that overall, they’re very happy with the services they get and have no problems finding doctors.

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Is Medicaid the best health care possible?

A lot of people who use it seem to think so.

A new study released by Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health shows that people enrolled in Medicaid are overwhelmingly satisfied with their coverage and care.

The researchers looked at survey data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from more than 270,000 people who were enrolled in Medicaid in 2013. They gave the program an average rating of 7.9 out of 10, where 10 was considered “the best health care possible.” Nearly half of the respondents rated Medicaid a 9 or 10.

“If nearly half the people are giving it nearly a perfect score, that’s pretty good,” says Michael Barnett, a

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/10/536448362/survey-says-medicaid-recipients-like-their-coverage-and-care?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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