Medicaid Expansion Cost A Major Deterrent For Some States

According to California Healthline, Medicaid expansion continues to vary in popularity. Currently, twenty-six states and the District of Columbia plan to expand Medicaid, while four states are considering it and 20 have no plans to do so. The primary reason keeping states from expanding Medicaid is the cost. Some states are worried that the federal government will not hold up its end of the bargain. The federal government will fund 100% of the expansion for the first three years and then 90% after that. Many states believe that paying 10% for a program they do not like will take up too much of their budget.

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