October 3, 2018

Expanded Medicaid works

Center for Budget & Policy Priorities -  The uninsured rate has fallen by more than half for low-income, non-elderly, rural adults in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, says a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the University of North Carolina Rural Health Research Program. Coverage gains are much smaller in non-expansion states, the report says. These findings underscore what’s at stake in states like Arkansas, Kentucky, and Michigan, where proposals to take Medicaid coverage away from people who don’t meet a work requirement would affect large numbers of beneficiaries in rural areas.

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