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‘Woodwork effect’ fuels Medicaid growth and cost increases for non-expansion states
Sacramento Bee

Seventeen states that chose not to expand eligibility for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act ended up with more program beneficiaries – partly because of all the hoopla surrounding the health law, according to a new analysis by Avalere Health.

More than 550,000 people in these 17 states signed up for Medicaid coverage between October and March, even though they were already eligible for the program but were not previously enrolled.