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Study Shows Drop was Nearly 2 to 1 in Rate of Working Uninsured Medicaid Expansion States

January 29th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

States that expanded Medicaid, on average, had nearly twice the percentage reduction in their rates of uninsured workers compared to states that refused the expansion, according to a Families USA study to be released in a teleconference at 1:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, February 3.
 
The study – “Medicaid Expansion States Help More Working People Get Health Coverage” – compares uninsured workers state in all 50 states between 2013 and 2014 – the first year of enrollment in the Affordable Care Act.
 
Participating in the teleconference will be Dee Mahan, Families USA director of Medicaid advocacy; and  Cara Stewart, health law fellow at the Kentucky Equal Justice Center, and Ray Scher, treasurer, Virginia Organizing State Governing Board. Other speakers may be added.

 

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