Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Far-Reaching Benefits of Medicaid Expansion

By Rachel West, Center for American Progress, posted on 
In Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah, more than 600 lives will be saved every year thanks to ballots cast in November’s midterm elections. In Maine, more than 100 additional residents will survive each year because voters dumped a governor who was stonewalling democracy. And as calendars turn to 2019, Virginia is poised to prevent more than 780 deaths per year.
The common life-saving thread? Medicaid expansion.
By expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, as 31 other states and the District of Columbia had done before them, these states will increase insurance coverage and improve access to affordable care. Read more