States Rejecting Medicaid Expansion To Lose Billions: Report

Law360, New York (December 6, 2013, 5:35 PM EST) -- The states that opted out of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion will see a net loss of $35.4 billion in taxpayer dollars per year, according to a study released Thursday.

One part of the Affordable Care Act is the expansion of Medicaid coverage to anyone below 138 percent of the federal poverty level, but when the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act as a tax, it also ruled that states can have the option to opt out of the expansion.

In all, 20 states...
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