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Study highlights cost benefit of expanding Medicaid
Modern Healthcare

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—Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.