Gubernatorial Races In 3 States May Affect Decisions On Medicaid Expansion
Bloomberg surveys the chances of Medicaid expansion in Missouri, North Carolina and Utah. Also, a new study by the Urban Institute looks at the impact Medicaid expansion could have in the 19 hold-out states.
Further Medicaid Expansion Depends On Elections In 2016
Voters' decisions in this fall's gubernatorial elections could determine Medicaid expansion in three key states. Of the 19 states that haven't expanded the program, three—Missouri, North Carolina and Utah—will elect a governor in 2016. (Alder, 7/19)
Georgia Health News:
Study Projects Expansion’s Big Impact On Georgia Uninsured
Up to 5 million more Americans would have health insurance coverage if the 19 states that have not expanded Medicaid were to do so in 2017, a new study says. Among those states, Georgia would see the third-largest drop in uninsured people under Medicaid expansion, a figure of 509,000, according to the Urban Institute study, released Tuesday. Georgia’s decline in uninsured would rank behind Texas (1.2 million) and Florida (877,000), both of which have considerably larger overall populations than the Peach State. (Miller, 7/19)