Medicaid Gap Creates a Divided America

The ability of  states to opt-out of the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare is creating a deep division in the quality of healthcare for America’s poor.

Bloomberg: “Democratic-led states have expanded Medicaid programs for the poor under the health law; most Republicans have refused. While the law’s online exchanges draw more scrutiny, it’s Medicaid that may determine the health of millions of Americans. The expansion is one of the twin pillars created by the law to supply medical care to the nation’s uninsured, complementing subsidies for private insurance.”

“Still, with only 25 states choosing to participate in the expansion, almost 5 million people will be left out, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, which studies health policy.”

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