Okay, so some state sponsored health plans “close” when the state can’t take on the burden of any more people financially. The Oregon Health Plan, a state-funded expansion of the Medicaid program (I think I have that right) has enough projected revenue to accept up to 13,000 new members. However, when nearly 100,000 Oregonians qualify for the plan, what do you do?
And that, my friends, is what’s wrong with health care in America. We know we have issues of covering everyone, but when the “fairest” way to expand coverage is through absolute random chance?
(this may potentially be the worst researched post ever, total effort was about 3 minutes, but since I’m on the internet I can post whatever misinformation I want!)