Obamacare Medicaid Split Creates Two Americas for Poor

Amber Sanchez, a San Francisco cancer survivor, skipped visiting the gynecologist last year to check a growth on her ovary because she was uninsured. This year, it’s at the top of her New Year’s plans.

The difference: As of Jan. 1, the 27-year-old is eligible for California’s Medicaid expansion under Obamacare.

In Alabama, which rejected the expansion, Jefferica Poindexter isn’t so lucky. Dealing with high cholesterol, chronic sinus pain and a bad back, she depends on emergency rooms and nonprofit clinics -- when they can see her.

“I’ve tried to go the clinic,” said Poindexter, who is 63. “They’re already booked by the time they get to me.”

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Finding Health Insurance for 71 Cents Per Month

If you're looking for evidence that healthcare.gov, the federal health insurance marketplace, is working much better these days, you might want to ask Arlene Wilson. The 56-year-old is a chef with a popular pizza shop in Jackson, Mississippi.

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REJECTING MEDICAID EXPANSION COSTING MISSISSIPPI $14 BILLION IN NEW ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

A new report released by the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program (MHAP) indicates that Medicaid expansion would generate 20,000 new jobs and produce $14 billion in new economic activity while providing health insurance to over 220,000 Mississippians.

The report, An Economic Analysis of the State and Local Impact of Medicaid Expansion in Mississippi, is the first study to look at the fiscal impact of Medicaid on the state and local communities.

 

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An Economic Analysis of the State and Local Impact of Medicaid Expansion in Mississippi

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Enrollment Kick-Off

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