More States Expanding Medicaid Could Complicate GOP’s Repeal Efforts

Morning Consult

By: Mary Ellen McIntire

Since the American Health Care Act failed to pass, states are now considering Medicaid expansions to raise more federal spending and diminish the chances of the Republican Party to remove Obamacare altogether. Some of the states involved in this are Kansas and Virginia.

Meanwhile, non-expansion states could face a renewed push to expand as hospitals see changes to disproportionate share payments in the coming years, said Jack Hoadley, a health policy analyst at Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute.

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