4.8 Million ACA Losers Can Thank Republicans

Medicaid gap

Via TPM (emphasis added):

The Medicaid expansion field is tentatively set for 2014, and the nation is split down the middle: 25 states (plus D.C.) are expanding, and 25 states are not, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

… according to the foundation, 4.8 million Americans won’t be covered as the law intended in those non-expanding states. They don’t qualify for Medicaid now, but would have under the expansion, and they don’t make enough money to qualify for financial help to buy private coverage.

States with either a Republican governor or a GOP-controlled chamber in the legislature (or both) are opting out. In Utah, 57,850 people will not get health coverage due to the lack of Medicaid expansion. In Texas, the number will be 1,046,430.

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on November 9, 2013 - 12:09 pm

    I think that chart meant to say “state INACTION on Medicaid expansion.

    I think governor Herbert was lazy and hoping the teabaggers would be able to kill Obamacare before he had to take action.

    Those darned government shutdowns don’t seem to work.

    Where is Olene Walker, when you need her?

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on November 9, 2013 - 12:17 pm

    I’m sorry. I don’t and can’t speak for Olene Walker. Nobody will ever know what she would have accomplished. She was robbed.

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