The Hazards of Blogging: Being Misquoted and Misrepresented

In a recent post, I wrote about the fact that many physicians in the US do not accept new appointments with Medicaid enrollees. I was surprised to see it quickly garnered over 25,000 views. I guess it’s good to write posts that people read. But I fear that many people read it because it was linked in other articles that used it as evidence against Obamacare.

I want to be clear on this. Obamacare has nothing to do with physician willingness to see Medicaid patients. The data I reported on, in fact, were collected long before Obamacare had any impact on Medicaid coverage. Indeed, as of this posting, the Obamacare Medicaid expansion hasn’t even come into effect.

Like I have written about many times before: it’s fine to criticize Obamacare, but at least base your criticisms upon facts!

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