States who chose to expand their Medicaid health insurance program for poor Americans reduced mortality rates by more than 6% compared to states that did not according to findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Broader eligibility of Medicaid could extend insurance coverage to as many as 16 million more Americans in 2014. Politicians argue such programs will pose incredible financial burdens on the economy. What do you think about the expansion of Medicaid?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/25/us-usa-medicaid-study-idUSBRE86O1OU20120725

 

 

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