Twenty Five and Counting


The GOP’s Fight Against Medicaid Features » February 18, 2014

4.4 million more Americans than last year have health insurance—no thanks to Republicans.

A study released last month shows what each state will lose in federal funding by rejecting the Medicaid expansion … No state that refused to expand Medicaid will save money, the researchers found.

Because of the decision on Obamacare by the Supreme Court, which left the decision to expand Medicaid (a key part of Obamacare) up to the individual states, most Republican-controlled states refused said expansion, leaving substantial portions of the citizenry in the lurch.

Twenty-five states declined. That leaves 4.8 million people in those states without the health care coverage that their peers elsewhere are getting through the expansion of Medicaid, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation estimate. More than one-fifth of them live in Texas alone, Kaiser’s analysis found.

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