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Medicaid Expansion Improved Health in Southern States: Study [thehill.com]

 

By Peter Sullivan, The Hill, January 7, 2020

A new study finds that Medicaid expansion improved people’s health in Southern states, resulting in fewer declines in people’s health.

The study published in Health Affairs finds that Medicaid expansion made declines in health status 1.8 percentage points less likely in states that expanded the medical coverage.

It examined 12 Southern states, including those that have accepted the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, like Kentucky, West Virginia, Arkansas and Louisiana, and those that have not, like Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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