“Chaos” predicted if SCOTUS strikes health law down
June 19, 2012
Kaiser Health News Bruce Vladeck, who ran Medicare and Medicaid for four years under President Clinton, forecasts “chaos” in the health care delivery system and increased deaths if the Supreme Court strikes down the health law. Killing the law would “save a fortune” for the government, but at the expense of “gutting Medicaid,” says Vladeck, who is now a senior advisor for Nexera, a New York hospital consulting firm. This interview is part of KHN’s video series “Supreme Uncertainty: What’s Next After The Court Rules,” which solicits views from public officials and policy experts about the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on the health law and its implications for the future of health care.