Medicaid Expansion A Good Deal For States, Study Finds

Medicaid Expansion A Good Deal For States, Study Finds

The RAND Corp. study looks at 14 states refusing to expand the federal-state program for the poor under the health law and concludes their share of the costs would be lower than providing uncompensated care to uninsured residents.

The Hill: Study: Medicaid Expansion A Good Deal For States

States would save money by accepting the Medicaid expansion in President Obama’s healthcare law, according to a new study. The research, published in the journal Health Affairs, said states that reject the Medicaid expansion will end up paying more for healthcare coverage than states that participate — and covering far fewer people (Baker, 6/3).

Modern Healthcare: Study Highlights Cost Benefit Of Expanding Medicaid

An independent study released today on the economic impact of Medicaid expansion under healthcare reform found that states’ share of the cost of expanding Medicaid under reform would be lower than the cost of providing uncompensated care to their uninsured residents. The RAND Corp. looked at the 14 states considered least likely to support or allow for the expansion of Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act … These states were among the first whose governors said they would not support the expansion (Landen, 6/3).

Bloomberg: States To Lose $8.4 Billion Without Medicaid Expansion

Texas, Louisiana and 12 other U.S. states that are declining to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul will lose at least $8.4 billion in federal funding in 2016 alone, a study found. About 3.6 million people who would have been eligible for Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act will be left without health insurance, costing the 14 states an additional $1 billion in uncompensated care, according to research from the Rand Corp. published in the journal Health Affairs (Wayne, 6/4).