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Researchers find minimal state cost from Medicaid expansion in California
Lake County News

As the California Legislature prepares to consider bills relating to implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and expanding Medicaid, the state has the opportunity to significantly increase health insurance coverage at minimal cost to the state budget, according to a joint study by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

According to the report, new state spending directly related to the expansion is likely to be largely offset by savings from reduced expenses in other state health programs, mental health services and state prisons.