NORTH PROVIDENCE – As a social worker who accepts Medicaid, says House District 55 candidate Clara Hardy, she sees far too often the inequality in the health care system.
“Medicaid is the insurance that low-income people receive from the state. However, there is a shortage of providers who accept Medicaid because the reimbursement rate is so low,” she said in a press release. “Therefore, Medicaid recipients get less access to quality providers and have poorer health outcomes while providers are moving to other states to practice where reimbursement rates are higher. We need to increase reimbursement rates to keep providers practicing in this state and get better health care outcomes for Medicaid recipients.”