GAO Study: Poor Forgo Medical Care More in States that Didn’t Expand Medicaid

Low-income adults in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act were less likely to report having any unmet medical needs compared with those in non-Medicaid expansion states, according to a recently released report from the Government Accountability Office. About 26 percent of low-income adults in Medicaid expansion states reported having unmet medical needs compared to 40 percent in non-expansion states.

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