Journal Article The Benefits Of Medicaid Expansion: A Reply To Heritage's Misleading Use Of Our Work
Stan Dorn, John Holahan
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The Heritage Foundation has repeatedly and misleadingly claimed that Urban Institute research shows most states would experience budget problems if they implemented the ACA's Medicaid expansion. In fact, every comprehensive fiscal analysis done at the state level has concluded that expansion would yield net state budget gains, with revenues and savings that exceed increased state costs. All states must pay for national health reform but only those that expand Medicaid will receive large, offsetting allotments of federal Medicaid dollars, with resulting economic activity, jobs, and state revenue. Solid research shows that Medicaid expansion saves lives and improves access to care.
Research Areas Health and health care Taxes and budgets
Tags Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State and local tax issues
Policy Centers Health Policy Center