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Commentary: What Medicaid tells us about government healthcare

Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 8, 2009
In this opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, former senior official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Scott Gottlieb says accumulating medical data shows that Medicaid recipients' poor health outcomes aren't just a function of their underlying medical problems, but a more direct consequence of the program's shortcomings. Gottlieb questions why Barack Obama now wants to build on this system despite its shortcomings.