Letter to the Editor
October 28, 2021
Senator Driskill’s opinion essay (Sundance Times, October 14) on the topic of Medicaid expansion stated that we should base our opinions on the facts. I could not agree with him more, so I undertook a search of facts.
On the issue of the financial impact on hospitals, I found an American Hospital Association study that showed hospitals in Medicaid expansion states are doing better than they were before. Mr. Driskill is right that Medicaid reimbursement rates are lower than private health insurance rates (although there is no reason they have to be), but since 2000 American ho...