Medicaid Expansion Or No, State Will See Increased Costs, Study Says

The Affordable Care Act will make it easier for eligible patients to sign up for Medicaid, which will swell the ranks of Medicaid recipients whether or not states opt to expand eligibility to more individuals, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. This will increase Medicaid costs even for states that do not accept federal dollars to expand coverage.

According to the report, New Hampshire would spend $315 million more if all states choose to expand Medicaid than if none do.

Read more on the Kaiser Health News Blog, or really get into the weeds, by reading the report itself.


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