5 Recent Stories on Medicaid Expansion

The following is a roundup of Medicaid expansion stories reported in the last 30 days, beginning with the most recent.

1. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Open to Expanding Medicaid
Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said he's open to expanding the state's Medicaid program if federal officials allow North Carolina to create a customized expansion proposal.

2. Medicaid, CHIP Enrollment Up 11.4% Since PPACA Rollout 
A report found in states that expanded their Medicaid programs under the PPACA, enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP has increased an average of 17 percent since Oct. 1, 2013, while enrollment has only increased by 3 percent in states that have not expanded Medicaid.

3. Survey: Rate of Uninsured Falls to 15%
A Commonwealth Fund survey found Medicaid expansion was a main contributor to the decline in the uninsured rate. 

4. Effects of Medicaid Expansion Decisions in the South: 3 Statistics 
A Kaiser Family Foundation study published in JAMA examined the effects of decisions by states in the south to implement or forgo Medicaid expansion.

5. Medicaid Expansion Will Result in Fewer Uninsured in Many Cities by 2016, Study Finds 
A study from the Robert Wood Foundation and the Urban Institute examined 14 large cities across the nation to determine the effects of Medicaid expansion on the number of uninsured.

More Articles on Medicaid Expansion:

Medicaid Expansion Alters Economic Geography in Texarkana 
5 Things to Know About the Impact of Medicaid Expansion
Medicaid Expansion's Impact on Self-Pay, Charity Care Volumes: 9 Statistics 

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