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  • The Cost of Not Expanding Medicaid Urban Institute/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation by Stan Dorn and Matthew Buettgens—The 19 states that have not yet expanded Medicaid could reduce the number of uninsured by more than four million people collectively by expanding Medicaid. Expanding Medicaid in these states would also increase their federal funding by $595.8 billion to $664.8 billion from 2018-2027, while raising state Medicaid costs by just $82.5 billion to $90.8 billion over 10 years. Expanding Medicaid would also reduce uncompensated care—saving these states between $22.5 billion to $27.9 billion over ten years. The report also includes a state-by-state look at the impact of Medicaid expansion on the number of uninsured, state and federal funding, and consumer health care spending.
  • Florida Deal Would Reverse Key Part of Obama's Medicaid Expansion New York Times by Robert Pear—The Trump administration appears to have scrapped one of the key tools the Obama administration used to encourage states to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The shift involves funding that the federal government provides to help hospitals defray the cost of caring for low-income people who are uninsured. Under a deal with Florida, the federal government has tentatively agreed to provide additional money for the state's "low-income pool," in a reversal of the previous administration's policy. The Obama administration balked at providing more money to help hospitals cope with the costs of "uncompensated care" for people who could be covered by Medicaid. If Florida expanded Medicaid eligibility, the Obama administration said, fewer people would be uninsured, and hospitals would have less uncompensated care.

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