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When States Reject Medicaid Expansion, Providers, Businesses Will Pay



States that reject Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act will subject the hospitals and employers within their borders to a considerable financial hit, separate analyses show.



2 comments on "When States Reject Medicaid Expansion, Providers, Businesses Will Pay"
Todd Madden (3/19/2013 at 1:25 PM)

One should remember that Medicaid reimbursement rates are significantly below hospital costs. To say those losses will not be offset by employers would be disingenous. While there may be more in taxes with the ACA, there will be more cost shifting if Medicaid is expanded. Oh and don't forget the lack of primary care providers to see patients before they go to the ER, further perpetuating the cost shift.
Larry J. Jones (3/18/2013 at 10:25 AM)

I live in Texas. As a taxpayer I take issue with Gov Perry's refusal to accept some of MY tax money back to fund a program of great benefit to our state and myself personally. I have no doubt he has a 'cadillac' health plan paid for by the state. Nor do I see him objecting to the millions (billions?) Of our taxes going to subsidize the oil & gas industry; currently the most profitable business on the planet. Texas has roughly 1/4 of it's population w/o health benefits of any kind. He acts as if he is proud of this!