In the current debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some policymakers have argued that Medicaid is a broken program that provides enrollees with inadequate access to physicians. While numerous studies demonstrate that Medicaid increases access to care,1,2 the literature has less frequently focused on patient satisfaction among Medicaid enrollees themselves. We analyzed a newly released government survey examining Medicaid beneficiaries’ experiences in the program.
Barnett ML, Sommers BD. A National Survey of Medicaid Beneficiaries’ Expenses and Satisfaction With Health Care. JAMA Intern Med. Published online July 10, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3174