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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

health35 [1]In a new study out today [2] 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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[1] Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/health35.jpg

[2] new study out today: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2014/01/30/opting-out-of-medicaid-expansion-the-health-and-financial-impacts/

[3] 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/

[4] NC Medicaid Expansion: Interstate 540 and the hypocrisy of the “federal money might not be there” argument : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/02/17/nc-medicaid-expansion-interstate-540-and-the-hypocrisy-of-the-federal-money-might-not-be-there-argument/

[5] 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/

[6] Affordable Care Act: Working in Washington, NC but Medicaid Expansion Critical : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/03/28/affordable-care-act-working-in-washington-nc-but-medicaid-expansion-critical/

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