Medicaid Expansion Has Already Cut The Number Of Uninsured West Virginians By A Third

January 21, 2014 4:23 PM

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Medicaid Expansion Has Already Cut The Number Of Uninsured West Virginians By A Third

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s (D) decision to accept Obamacare’s optional Medicaid expansion last spring is already paying off in a big way for the large number of poor and uninsured people in the state.

According to the New York Times, about 75,000 Wast Virginia residents have enrolled in Medicaid since Obamacare’s open enrollment season launched in October. While a portion of that consists of people who already had Medicaid benefits and are simply re-enrolling in the program, a sizable number of u...

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