States That Declined To Expand Medicaid Face Higher Costs

Gov. Jerry Brown signed California's Medicaid expansion bill into law in June 2013. Since then, the number of people enrolled in Medi-Cal, the state's version of Medicaid, has surged.i

Gov. Jerry Brown signed California’s Medicaid expansion bill into law in June 2013. Since then, the number of people enrolled in Medi-Cal, the state’s version of Medicaid, has surged.

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Gov. Jerry Brown signed California's Medicaid expansion bill into law in June 2013. Since then, the number of people enrolled in Medi-Cal, the state's version of Medicaid, has surged.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed California’s Medicaid expansion bill into law in June 2013. Since then, the number of people enrolled in Medi-Cal, the state’s version of Medicaid, has surged.

Rich Pedroncelli/AP

The 22 states that didn’t expand Medicaid eligibility as part of Obamacare last year saw their costs to provide health care to the poor rise twice

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/10/15/448729327/states-that-declined-to-expand-medicaid-face-higher-costs?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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