States opting out of Medicaid leave 1.1 million community health center patients without health insurance

May 10, 2014 2:51 PM

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States opting out of Medicaid leave 1.1 million community health center patients without health insurance

An estimated 1.1 million community health center patients are left without the benefits of health coverage simply because they live in one of 24 states that have opted out of the Medicaid expansion, a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new report.

The research, by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University also shows that the vast majority (71 percent) of the 1.1 million patients left behind live in just 11 sou...

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