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Medicaid, CHIP could gain 18 million more enrollees if all states expanded programs, study says
Modern Healthcare

While a new report estimates millions of people could be added to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program if all states expanded these programs as allowed under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a number of states have refused to expand their programs or cut their existing programs, leaving thousands of their residents without coverage. The study conducted by the Kaiser Foundation and the Urban Institute estimated 18 million people could be added to the programs, and that the rate of uninsured in each state would fall below 15% if the ACA’s Medicaid were fully implemented in all states.