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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: States Expanding Medicaid See Significant Budget Savings and Revenue Gains

States that expanded the number of people eligible for Medicaid are seeing big budgetary savings without reducing services. Data from eight states show $1.8 billion in budget savings and revenue gains by the end of 2015 as a result of Medicaid expansion.

Families USA: A Tale of Two States: Decisions about Extending Medicaid Can Drastically Affect Residents’ Lives

Twenty-two states have chosen MO not to extend Medicaid to more low-income adults, while residents of states that have expanded Medicaid enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having health coverage. We compare the health care stories of two women who live in neighboring states, Missouri and Iowa. Their stories show the real-life differences between having health insurance and living without it. 

Study: Medicaid Expansion is Good Medicine for Missouri

A new paper by Joel Ferber of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) analyzes the impact of the state’s decision regarding the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. He report, entitled “The Medicaid expansion is good Medicine for Missouri” reviews the many aspects of the State’s decision on this important matter. The report examines the expansion’s positive impact on Missouri’s rate of uninsurance, coverage of low-wage workers, the health of its residents, the state’s economy, its health system, the State budget and private insurance premiums. In addition, the expansion would provide significant assistance to uninsured low-income workers in various sectors of the state’s economy, including the low-income clients served by LSEM.

This comprehensive study demonstrates the tremendous benefit that the expansion would have on our state. Conversely, the report shows that a failure to adopt on the expansion would have a negative impact on Missouri’s health system, private insurance premiums, and the State. The paper shows that without question the expansion would be a significant step forward for Missouri and its residents.

Study: Medicaid Expansion Has Most Critical Impact in Rural Missouri

Medicaid expansion would reduce the state’s uninsured by more than one-fourth, bringing an estimated $1.56 billion in new health care funding and providing coverage for more than 267,000 Missourians.  The expansion would have the most dramatic impact in rural Missouri, reducing the uninsured by up to 31 percent, according to this new analysis

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: States Expanding Medicaid See Significant Budget Savings and Revenue Gains

States that expanded the number of people eligible for Medicaid are seeing big budgetary savings without reducing services. Data from eight states show $1.8 billion in budget savings and revenue gains by the end of 2015 as a result of Medicaid expansion.

Families USA: A Tale of Two States: Decisions about Extending Medicaid Can Drastically Affect Residents’ Lives

Twenty-two states have chosen MO not to extend Medicaid to more low-income adults, while residents of states that have expanded Medicaid enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having health coverage. We compare the health care stories of two women who live in neighboring states, Missouri and Iowa. Their stories show the real-life differences between having health insurance and living without it.