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Aug
22

Why expanding medicaid is a no-brainer

A dozen states have yet to expand Medicaid, a decision that has led to untold suffering for millions without healthcare.

This has also led to:

(I’ve written about this a lot.)

it looks like things might be evolving; Georgia is making progress, Expansion is on the ballot in South Dakota and there have been referenda in several Republican-led states.

Reality is states that expanded Medicaid saw significant positives; healthier people, improved economies, greater Federal financial support, and major job growth.

What does this mean for you?

Poorer folks need Medicaid, and there’s a ton of data showing why every state should do this.

Work comp folkshere’s how this affects you.


Joe Paduda is the principal of Health Strategy Associates

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