"Health-care reform isn't about a nameless, faceless 'system,'" the former president wrote. "It's about the millions of lives at stake."
However, the broad economic benefits of employment, increased personal income and increased state-tax revenues will cover the state's cost for expanded coverage.
States with Medicaid expansion have substantially improved access to care, affordability, chronic-disease management and self-reported health.
Studies suggest that significant out-of-pocket costs may harm low-income and chronically ill patients.
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