Here is a website regarding some of what Andrew was discussing at our last meeting and some info and web link on medicaid.
1. MOST DOCTORS ACCEPT NEW MEDICAID PATIENTS.
About 70% of office-based physicians accept new Medicaid patients, compared to about 85% who accept new patients with private insurance or Medicare. The percentage of physicians accepting new Medicaid patients varies by state, ranging from 39% in New Jersey to 97% in Nebraska; the percentage accepting new privately insured patients ranges from 67% in the District of Columbia to 95% in Illinois. In 25 states, the percentage of physicians accepting new Medicaid patients is significantly higher than the national average, while in five states it is significantly lower (Figure 1). In 14 states, more than 85% of physicians accept new Medicaid patients, including 10 states where more than 90% do, and eight states where the percentage accepting new Medicaid patients is equal to or greater than the percentage accepting new privately insured patients.