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HeadLocke No. 86: New report rebuts key claim about Medicaid expansion

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HeadLocke No. 86: New report rebuts key claim about Medicaid expansion

 
 
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One of the key arguments from Medicaid expansion proponents involves the fiscal health of local hospitals. Proponents say an influx of federal Medicaid expansion dollars helps struggling hospitals survive and add new jobs. A recent report from the Florida-based Foundation for Government Accountability questions that claim. The FGA report suggests Medicaid expansion might have the opposite effect on struggling hospitals’ finances. Roy Lenardson, FGA government affairs director, and Jordan Roberts, John Locke Foundation health care policy analyst, discuss the report’s findings. They also address the dubious notion that Medicaid expansion could help a state address the coronavirus pandemic.

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