Bill Cassidy: Medicaid Can Be a Barrier to Self-Improvement Bec. You’re Afraid to Lose Medicaid

‘I would prefer that people at the upper end of Medicaid go into private insurance’

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CASSIDY: "I don’t mind. In fact, I would prefer that people at the upper end of Medicaid go into private insurance. Medicaid can become a barrier to seeking self-improvement because you hate to take a higher paying job because you lose Medicaid. I would prefer to combine say the upper limit of Medicaid population with the individual market. When someone makes more money, they make more money. They’re not afraid of hitting a cliff where they fall off. So there’s disincentives to work and even to an intact family under Medicaid. It will be essential, but it needs to be restructured. Ideally people go into private insurance."

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