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:
- more healthcare “deserts” in poor and rural areas
- economic damage in non-expansion states
- higher costs for uncompensated care in non-expansion states
- more hospital closures due to lack of coverage/reimbursement
(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.
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 folks – here’s how this affects you.