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Rate of uninsured much higher in states that shunned Medicaid expansion under ACA

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Republican rhetoric concerning the Affordable Care Act  has been mostly dishonest from the get-go, as anyone who’s been paying close attention should know.

But the chickens increasingly are coming home to roost as Obamacare begins to take hold.

Consider, for example, THIS EVIDENCE:

The overall numbers are in, and for all its warts, Obamacare appears to have extended insurance coverage to about ten million people who didn’t have it before…

According to Gallup, the share of Americans who lack health insurance has fallen to the lowest level since before the Great Recession began.

But the Urban Institute offers a fascinating finding: The rate of uninsured is now almost 50 percent higher in states that refused the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion (18.1 percent) than in those that embraced the policy (12.4 percent).

 

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