In Red States, Obamacare Outreach Boosts Medicaid Enrollment

May 13, 2014 6:35 PM

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In Red States, Obamacare Outreach Boosts Medicaid Enrollment

Though 26 states decided against going along with an expansion of the Medicaid health insurance program for the poor under the Affordable Care Act, 17 of them have seen a boost in enrollment thanks to “increased outreach and awareness,” a new analysis indicates.

More than 550,000 new Medicaid beneficiaries signed up for Medicaid in the first quarter of this year in these 17 states, which included Georgia (5.8 percent increase); Idaho (7.5 percent increase); Montana (10.1 percent increase); South Carolina (5.4 percent increase); Oklahoma (4.8 percent increas...

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