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Failing to Expand Medicaid Hurts Kansas Economy
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Two independent reports released earlier this year highlight the negative financial impact of failing to expand Medicaid on states’ economies. Comparing the costs of Medicaid expansion with the flow of federal highway subsidies and defense contracts, as well as the amount each state spends on attracting private businesses, The Commonwealth Fund concludes that Medicaid expansion benefits a state’s economy, and its financial benefits far outweigh the state’s cost of participating. Another study by