Due to the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, the decision to expand Medicaid is left up to each state. As of January 2014, twenty-six states and D.C. have accepted to expand Medicaid coverage. Of those twenty-six states accepting, eight have Republican governors (Arizona, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio and Utah). All states that have rejected the expansion have Republican governors. What are the benefits of rejecting the Medicaid expansion? Do you think that those that rejected the expansion put their citizens at risk for the sake of political ideals?
The Advisory Board Company. (2014). Where the states stand on medicaid
expansion. Retrieved from http://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/resources/primers/medicaidmap