What the Oregon Medicaid Study Really Tells Us

For those of you who really follow healthcare reform in a substantive way, the recently released Oregon Medicaid Study is a milestone. It's the first study of its kind that looks at a randomized group of Medicaid recipients vs. non-recipients. What they found out, not surprisingly, is that the data is complex and not easy to compartmentalize into sound bites for promoting one point of view or another. It gives indications of pathways to better health through better insurance coverage, but only indications.  

The New Republic just published an article worth reading with the subhead "A reason to rethink healthcare, not rethink Obamacare."