Comment of the Day: Adam Morrow: “At the family practice office I worked at the past 2 months (a Federally qualified community health center)…

…there was a constant stream of patients (often with multiple chronic conditions) who were seeing a doctor for the first time in years, because of the ACA coverage expansion. My question would be, who has lost care or access under the ACA? Has anyone been pushed out of care to accommodate these folks? If so, where are they? We have also been turning out more primary care doctors, especially DOs, so the proportional stats comparing today to a decade ago are somewhat misleading: they just as readily suggest we have added enough capacity to withstand all the newly covered. As well, measures of access are notoriously unreliable…. Goodman’s complaint seems to boil down to: yes you expanded coverage, but coverage isn’t access (we knew that thanks), and high-deductible plans aren’t always great coverage (ditto). Sour grapes. And if anything, his points could support the argument the ACA didn’t go far enough…