States and Medicaid Expansion
Graphic retrieved from the Washington Post Wonk Blog by Sarah Kliff on June 25, 2013.
Our Multi-Year, Multi-State Campaign
For millions of low-income Americans without insurance, the Medicaid expansion created by the Affordable Care Act means better lives, better health, and a more secure future. For health care providers, the Medicaid expansion means additional resources to care for their patients with the last means. For states struggling to balance their budgets, the Medicaid expansion is much-needed help from the federal government.
Supporters of Medicaid expansion include a diverse group: hospital associations, medical associations, chambers of commerce, faith groups, health advocacy groups. Even the Texas Medical Association supports it, thanks to the advocacy of Doctors for America's Texas Deputy State Director, Dr. Robert Luedecke.
But governors and state legislatures of many of the most impoverished states are refusing expansion. Why? Politics and ideology. That's why Doctors for America members are standing up for our patients and for common sense!
States where Doctors for America members are working with coalition partners to expand Medicaid include:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
Contact us to get involved by emailing info(at)drsforamerica.org.
Economic Reports: Medicaid Expansion Will Help States
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- States to Lose $8.4 Billion Without Medicaid Expansion (Bloomberg.com, June 3, 2013)
- Report: Covering the Low-Income, Uninsured in Oklahoma: Recommendations for a Medicaid Demonstration Project (Leavitt Partners)
- Salt Lake Tribune: Analysis: Medicaid expansion would save Utah millions, cover 123K uninsured
- Report: State of Utah Medicaid Expansion Assessment (Public Consulting Group)