Thursday, April 4, 2013

Politico plugs the Times' David Ramsey

Posted By on Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Nice plug in Politico for the Times' David Ramsey's coverage of the unfolding Medicaid expansion debate in Arkansas:

— ARKANSAS REPORTER MIXES IT UP WITH FORBES COLUMNIST OVER EXPANSION — David Ramsey, whose reporting for the Arkansas Times on his state’s unusual Medicaid expansion approach set the tone of a national conversation, shredded Forbes’s Avik Roy yesterday, contending the columnist ignored important facts on the subject. Roy used a column yesterday to disparage the deal Arkansas is working on — namely to take Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion dollars but use them to buy private coverage through the state’s insurance exchange. Roy called the arrangement a bad deal in part because Medicaid patients are supposed to have access to “any willing provider” of medical services, regardless of cost. But Ramsey reported that Arkansas’s version of expansion wouldn’t be subject to the “any willing provider” rule and would still engender competition on the state exchange. The Roy column:

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Ramsey’s response.

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