Infographic: The Costs of Opting Out of the Medicaid Expansion

Monday, December 16th, 2013
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to expand Medicaid coverage to more low-income people and offsets this with additional federal funding to participating states. States that don’t participate in the ACA’s Medicaid expansion will lose out on billions of dollars in federal funds, according to a new infographic from The Commonwealth Fund.

Texas is opting out of Medicaid expansion, and will therefore forgo about $9.6 billion in federal Medicaid finding in 2022. This infographic shows other examples of forgoing Medicaid expansion, as well as the effects of participating in the expansion.

The Cost of Opting Out of Medicaid Expansion

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