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New Harvard/CUNY Study: Thousands will die in states that don’t expand Medicaid (like NC)
Posted By Adam Searing On January 31, 2014 @ 11:37 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
In a new study out today  in the respected Health Affairs journal, Harvard and CUNY researchers estimate some of the health effects on lower-income working people who live in states that are refusing the federal government’s offer of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Most troubling is the following conclusion:
“We estimate the number of deaths attributable to the lack of Medicaid expansion in opt-out states at between 7,115 and 17,104.”
If there ever was a reason for NC Governor McCrory and legislators to change their short-sighted decision blocking Medicaid expansion, this is it.
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 new study out today: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2014/01/30/opting-out-of-medicaid-expansion-the-health-and-financial-impacts/
 New data: Medicaid expansion providing big benefits to states that have opted for it : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/07/16/new-data-medicaid-expansion-lifting-states-that-have-opted-for-it/
 Most North Carolinians in the Medicaid gap are working : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/07/24/most-north-carolinians-in-the-medicaid-gap-are-working/
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