Implications Of The 2014 Medicaid Expansions

A new study from the Urban Institute is the first to offer a detailed look at medical spending burden levels, defined as total family medical out-of-pocket spending as a proportion of income, for each state. It further investigates which states have greater shares of individuals with high burden levels and no Medicaid coverage, but would be Medicaid eligible under the 2014 rules of the Affordable Care Act should their state choose to participate in the expansion. 

The study can be accessed at http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/412778-Financial-Burden-of-Medical-Spending-by-State.pdf.

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