Why you should care about Oregon

By John Pickering 08/05/2013

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For those of you who haven’t heard, there is big news out of Oregon.

Oregon is a fascinating place right now for those interested in health policy, and here’s why: What amounts to a giant experiment on the expansion of Medicaid is taking place there as we speak. In 2008, Oregon had a limited amount of funding to expand Medicaid. There were far more people who wanted to join the Medicaid pool than could be funded.

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I love the way this med student writes. This is a fascinating account of an “accidental” randomised controlled trial of government spending on health (Medicaid in the US).