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Center For Rural Affairs Report Backs Medicaid Expansion

Center For Rural Affairs Report Backs Medicaid Expansion

A report issued by the Center for Rural Affairs shows a major difference between urban and rural states regarding whether or not they would expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.  Rural Public Policy Program Director Jon Bailey says currently about half the states in the country have expanded their Medicaid coverage under the ACA. He says their study shows most of the expansion has happened in urban states.

Bailey says in many of those rural states, there is a large group of low income people who are not covered with health insurance who would be if Medicaid were expanded.

He says they are also finding many people in those rural states losing the insurance coverage they may currently have.

Bailey says they believe the best solution is for states to expand their Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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