But hey its not just good for the uninsured, its also good news for the economy!
"The Medicaid expansion is projected to generate increased state economic activity, such asincreases in state output, Gross State Product (GSP) and state and local revenues. Similar toprevious finding, a review of economic analyses of the Medicaid expansion show that Medicaid funds willdirectly support health care providers as individuals gain insurance and better access to health care services.However, since the federal government pays for the entire cost of coverage for newly eligible beneficiaries forthe first three years, a new surge of federal funds will flow into states with relatively little additional state costs.Studies show, therefore, that new funds as a result of the Medicaid expansion are anticipated to have anoticeable and sustained increase in state economic activity. Regardless of the economic impact model used, allof the studies analyzed anticipate positive increases to state output and Gross State Product (GSP). Themagnitude of the impact depends on the level of current and anticipated new Medicaid funding and theeconomic conditions within the state.The Medicaid expansion is expected to have a positive effect on jobs and earnings. Theseeconomic models also show the implications for jobs. Again, given the increase in spending and the influx ofnew federal funds that will filter through state economies, the studies show increases in employment. Anumber of studies also show increases in salaries and earnings tied to new jobs. " https://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files...to-the-aca.pdf