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60 Minutes’ On The Health Wagon: Bandaid For States Not Expanding Medicaid

In today’s 60 Minutes they highlight the Health Wagon, where nurse practitioners are providing badly needed healthcare to the uninsured working poor in Appalachia—it’s what 60 Minutes calls “medical mercy for those left out of Obamacare and ineligible for Medicaid.” It’s difficult to find fault in the compassionate health professionals highlighted in the segment. However C.K. Prahalad, author of Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, suggests there’s a more sustainable approach. Prahalad stated the following: