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Views closely divided on Medicaid expansion, Kaiser poll finds
Modern Healthcare

Public support for Medicaid expansion is closely divided in a monthly poll that asked respondents about broadening the safety net in their home states. Forty-nine percent said they would prefer their own state to expand Medicaid and 43% said they would not change eligibility, the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll found. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act allows states to expand Medicaid coverage, but June’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on the healthcare reform law stuck down a hefty threat—the potential loss of all Medicaid funds—if states did not widen access to Medicaid.