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Medicaid Expansion Hits Resistance from States
Health Leaders Media

The low-hanging fruit of Medicaid expansion has been harvested.

There are 27 states that have accepted the federal government’s offer to help pay for Medicaid expansion. The other 23 states, mostly politically “red” states across the South, Plains, and Rocky Mountains, are locked in partisan struggles over expanding the program. The expansion of Medicaid to more poor adult Americans is a key component of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.