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Infographic: Four Reasons Why Medicaid Expansion is a Good Idea

Posted by Michael Mitchell at Oct 09, 2012 04:15 PM |
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By Kim Justice and Michael Mitchell

With big changes on the way under federal health care reform, one major decision facing lawmakers is whether or not to opt-in to one of health reform’s biggest provisions: expansion of Medicaid.

This is a no-brainer. Federal expansion of Medicaid is a good deal for states. In Washington state, it would expand coverage to hundreds of thousands of uninsured and save the state money. Check out our info graphic for four reasons why Medicaid Expansion is a good idea.

For more information on healthcare reform in Washington state, check out our series on Health Reform - Increase Care, Reduce Costs. 

For a printable version, click here.

 

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