Expand Medicaid in Alabama!
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Governor Bentley do the right thing. Expand Medicaid and insure health care to over 200,000 Alabamians, including 152,000 who are working and still have no medical coverage.
If Alabama accepts Medicaid expansion, there are two major benefits it will enjoy: Increased Economic Activity & Job Growth.
Increased Economic Activity. For example, a recent study by two professors at the UAB estimated that the Medicaid coverage expansion would reduce the state’s uninsured population by 232,000 individuals, while generating $20 billion in new economic activity, and a $935 million increase in net state tax revenue. If you deduct the $770 million in costs for Alabama’s Medicaid expansion, from the $1.7 billion in new tax revenues, the state comes out ahead by almost $1 billion dollars, according to their estimates.
Job Growth. The new infusion of federal dollars could support nearly 12,000+ jobs across all sectors of Alabama’s economy by 2016, according to a report by Families USA; and, this is not just limited to health care jobs. (5)
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With these facts, in mind, why not expand? Who really loses when the state of Alabama opts out of the Medicaid expansion?
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