Medicaid

U.S. healthcare will get worse without Obamacare. California needs to chart its own course.

U.S. healthcare will get worse without Obamacare. California needs to chart its own course.

To the editor: I’m a doctor, and I’m sick and tired. (“Senate Obamacare repeal bill would slash federal healthcare funding for Medicaid,” June 22)

Over the last six years, I have taught a course at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine. During one of the modules of the course, the students present different countries’ medical systems and compare them to that of the United States. Every year we stare across the table at each other as the numbers come out.

Infant mortality? We lag behind Slovakia. Life expectancy? Every other first-world country (and...

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