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In States Resistant To The Health Law, Poorest Residents Unlikely To Get Aid

USA Today reports on how, in states that opted not to pursue the health law's Medicaid expansion, many of the poorest residents may fall through the cracks. Meanwhile, the San Jose Mercury News looks at some of the states that have been the most resistant to implementing the health law.

USA Today: Medicaid Expansion Gap Could Leave Poor Shortchanged
The decision of some states not to expand Medicaid means that the nation's poorest — those the Affordable Care Act would have helped the most — may not receive any help at all (Kennedy, 9/5).

San Jose Mercury News: 11 States That Resisted Obamacare The Most
Eleven states have resisted the 2010 health care law in four major ways, from suing to overturn it to restricting the help people can get signing up for it. Which states are resisting Obamacare the most? (Beckwith, 9/6).

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