States Refusing Medicaid Expansion Need It Most
Posted at 12:36 p.m. on March 25, 2014
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.’”