Saturday, July 5, 2014

States' Medicaid Refusals Disproportionately Effect Women

No War on Women? 5.7m Left Out of Medicaid, 70 Percent of them Women

The White House released a new report from the Council of Economic Advisors on Wednesday, detailing the healthcare and economic impact of refusing to accept Medicaid expansion, as 24 states have. Bottom line, it's 5.7 million people who would qualify for Medicaid, but be uninsured by 2016, "and these states will forgo billions in federal dollars that could boost their economies."....

 

But there's another part of the story that Think Progress picks up: the refusal to expand Medicaid has a hugely disproportionate effect on women.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2014/07/states-medicaid-refusals-disproportionately-effect-women.html

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