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Medicaid Expansion Had a Huge Impact on the Finances of the Poor

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Kevin Drum has an interesting post with this chart:

He notes:

In states that didn’t expand Medicaid, nothing much happened. In states that didexpand Medicaid, medical debt fell nearly 40 percent by the end of 2015. As a check, they also examined overall debt, and found that it varied by only a small amount between expansion and non-expansion states.

Note that this is a 40 percent reduction in total medical debt. Since Medicaid is available only to the poor, it’s a good bet that it’s reduced the medical debt of the poor by considerably more than 40 percent.

Read his post, which includes links.

Written by LeisureGuy

22 July 2017 at 2:10 pm

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