Trumpcare: A Wolf In Wolf’s Clothing – HuffPost
Prior to the passage of Medicaid and Medicare, seniors, those with disabilities, children from low income families, and others who either could not afford or were excluded from private insurance had no choice but to rely on the charity of doctors, public hospitals, and clinics. And they often simply went without. Though these groups have greater medical needs, on average, than higher-income working Americans, they received fewer medical services. Immediately after the enactment of Medicaid and Medicare, Americansâ overall health improved substantially.