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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.

http://inthesetimes.com/article/16303/gop_fight_against_medicaid_leo_gerard

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.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/12/31/the-wingnut-hole-measured-5-million-without-insurance-thanks-to-gop-medicaid-refusal/

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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