In Red States, Obamacare Outreach Boosts Medicaid Enrollment

May 13, 2014 6:35 PM

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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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