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Bad news for Democrats who support obamacare -- study.
Out of -- suggests that the government's health care push.
For all does not necessarily make people any help here this contradicting the liberal point of view and they're talking points -- support of the president's Affordable Care Act.
Doctor Ben Carson is director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University what does he make in the study -- -- right now from Baltimore good morning to you doctor good morning.
OK so we should point out that this study applied to Medicaid rather than private insurance.
Of but nonetheless it does blow up essentially one of who the liberal sides claims about people need more health care so we'll be healthy.
Well I was -- wonderful opportunity.
To do a they could study.
Because back in 2008 when.
Oregon decided that they would make Medicare available there wasn't enough money to make it available to everybody.
So they started a lottery.
And about 6000 people were able to get it and they were able to compare those with the 6000 people who weren't able to get it.
Look at the cost differences what they discovered this in fact.
The people who received the Medicaid.
Spent more money over -- thousand dollars more.
But they didn't have any significant.
Increase and that the physical health benefit.
Yeah exactly right and -- for people who are pushing obamacare that you know.
They don't want you to see the results of that study because that flies in the face of what they've been pushing.
Well we continue to find you know as the pages are returned and we learn more more about it that it isn't all it was cracked up to be.
And and you look at all the taxes that are associated with it.
You know and I'm particularly sensitive to this you know taking care of children.
You know the flexible spending accounts which people used frequently particularly for special needs children.
This amount that you can put into that has been drastically reduced -- about a 2500 dollars now.
You know that can't even buy good breaks -- -- -- and and I know you know people are being forced into a situation that I don't think anybody anticipated that they were going to be again.
Well and I think that's one of the reasons why Max Baucus.
Democrat from the great state of Montana who's retiring when the authors of obamacare he said you know this thing in -- implementing it it's a train -- Hit it really is and you know -- require really is a little bit of humility.
And to say you know if it wasn't always it was cracked up to be let's go back to the drawing board let's all work together.
Let's do it in a transparent way like we promise we were gonna do in the first place I think in -- lessons have been learned.
Along with the collective wisdom we could come up with something pretty good you know you but you're probably right but as Nancy Pelosi say we -- pass it to find out what's it.
We're going to now what's in it we don't like it doctor no weed out.
All right doctor Ben Carson just today from Johns Hopkins he's 57 days away from retiring is that guy happier -- Pretty happy -- -- -- your heart.
My doctor thank you very much address on this Friday have a great weekend thank you event.
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