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Governors Will Give In On Medicaid Expansion, Experts Predict

Lured by billions of dollars in federal money, governors resisting the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion option will eventually give in and expand their states’ Medicaid programs as provided for in the 2010 health care reform law.

Or so predict several experts who participated in a recent health policy forum in Washington, D.C.

Some may not do so right away, the experts warned, but the financial benefits of expanding their Medicaid programs and capturing billions in federal Medicaid matching money will eventually become too much to resist.

The National Association of Urban Hospitals (NAUH) supports Medicaid expansion in every state.

Read more about the policy forum and the experts’ predictions in this Politico articleHealth Care Reform/Flag.

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