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September 20, 2014

States Refusing Medicaid Expansion Need It Most

States that have refused Medicaid expansion under Obamacare stand to benefit the most from the health law’s provisions, according to a new study by the Commonwealth Fund.

The Hill: “There are more than 15 million uninsured or underinsured people living below the poverty line in the 23 states that have refused to expand Medicaid under ObamaCare.”

“Many of these states have among the highest rates of uninsured or underinsured people in the country, the study found.”

“’The vast majority of people struggling to afford health care are low- and middle- income, and exactly the people the Affordable Care Act was designed to help,’” Commonwealth Fund Senior Vice President Cathy Schoen said in a statement. ‘This report demonstrates that the health reform law was accurately targeted toward the needs of the uninsured and underinsured. However, if all states don’t expand Medicaid, millions will still go without health insurance and health care.’”

  • PhilSimms97

    As taxpayers, all citizens are subject to the increased federal taxes established
    to fund the Affordable Care Act. If a Red State does not expand Medicaid, Red
    State taxes will pay for the uninsured in other states where Medicaid does
    expand. Red State businesses and all insured Red State citizens will bear even
    higher insurance premiums and health care costs to cover those uninsured.

    Red states are acting stupidly and Blue states are benefiting.

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