Which of the 8 Hold-out Southern States Will Expand Medicaid First?
39 states (including DC) have expanded Medicaid. The federal government covers 90% of costs. 12 states have not expanded.
8 of those non-expansion states are in the South.
The American Rescue Plan, which became law on March 11, 2021, provides an estimated $14.6 Billion in new incentives for these 8 Southern states to expand Medicaid. [Source: https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/new-incentive-for-states-to-adopt-the-aca-medicaid-expansion-implications-for-state-spending/]
Who will expand first?!
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