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Our society’s large Medicaid lie

August 18, 2011
Benjamin Domenech - Guest Columnist (editorial@tribtoday.com) , Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com

When Lyndon B. Johnson first created Medicaid, it was characterized as a safety net for the poorest of the poor. In the decades since, the program has expanded dramatically beyond that purpose. Today, it claims to offer coverage for 68 million people - nearly one of every four Americans is enrolled in the program.

 
 
 

 

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