AcademyHealth: 5 million Americans will fall into the coverage gap

My latest piece over at AcademyHealth:

Not long ago, I discussed how the Medicaid expansion was appearing to be lowering Medicaid spending in states that accepted it relative to states that were denying it. But that’s just the financial aspect of the decision to participate or not. It’s important that we not overlook the access aspects as well. The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a report entitled, “The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid” that touches on this subject.

Millions of people will have no recourse for insurance next year. Go read.

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