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States Rejecting Medicaid Expansion Forgo Billions in Federal Funds
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The 20 states that are rejecting Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are leaving billions of dollars in federal funds on the table, even as the taxpayers of those states pay for the expansion costs for states that accept the deal, a new study from the Commonwealth Fund shows. “In states that don’t expand their Medicaid programs the people in their state who are below 100% of poverty will not be eligible for new options for health insurance under the ACA,” says Sara Collins, vice president, healthcare, at the Commonwealth Fund.