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The Huffington Post yesterday pulled some data from the Commonwealth Fund about the amount of money going into Medicaid expansion.  As you may or may not know, the 2012 Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) made Medicaid expansion optional for the states.  So far, 20 states have opted out of expansion (although a few are renewing their push to expand).

It turns out that rejecting expansion also means rejecting billions of dollars in federal funding.  Two of the states that would have benefited the most? Texas and Florida, who stand to lose more than $9 billion and $5 billion, respectively, by 2022.  If there was anything to make a political campaign on… this just might be one of them…MedicaidMap federal dollars lost if not expanding

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