Folks on Medicaid have trouble finding a doctor to accept them as a patient. Obamacrap is going to expand Medicaid rolls by 15 million or more in 2014 and that is just the ones who are uninsured now. Doesn't count those who have coverage through their employer and voluntarily drop out when they can get "free" health insurance.
In 2014 those earning 133% of the Federal Poverty Level or less get free health insurance.
That's the good news.
The bad news is, your free health plan is Medicaid.
The worse news is, you may not find a doctor willing to take you as a patient.
MSNBC reports on the challenge of finding a doctor when you have Medicaid.
Children on public insurance are being denied treatment by doctors at much higher rates than those with private coverage, according to an undercover study that had researchers pose as parents of sick kids seeking an appointment with a specialist.
The study results suggest many of the 40 million publicly insured U.S. children are not getting recommended timely treatment for dangerous conditions including asthma, diabetes and depression, she said.
Here are the numbers behind the survey.
Among 89 clinics that accepted both insurance types, Medicaid children had to wait an average of 42 days for an appointment, versus 20 days for private coverage.
The underlying reason for this should be obvious, even without a study.
In Illinois, Medicaid pays doctors about $100 for office visits like those sought in the study, versus an average of $160 from private insurers, the researchers said.
Other factors against Medicaid patients include "delays in payment and hassles of payment procedures," the researchers said.