Research Report Medicaid Expansion Under the ACA: How States Analyze the Fiscal and Economic Trade-Offs
Stan Dorn, John Holahan, Caitlin Carroll, Megan McGrath
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In 2014, many states will expand Medicaid to cover their poor and near-poor residents, but others will not. As the final undecided states make up their minds, a new report shows that in 10 diverse states, very different approaches were taken to analyzing impacts. Those states that conducted comprehensive analyses found that Medicaid expansion will: (a) provide state savings and revenues that exceed increased costs, yielding net state budget gains and (b) result in increased employment because of the influx of federal dollars.
Research Areas Health and health care Taxes and budgets
Tags Health insurance Federal health care reform Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State and local tax issues
Policy Centers Health Policy Center