States that have not yet expanded Medicaid could significantly reduce their uncompensated care costs and collective number of uninsured people and, while increasing their federal funding. The report is an incomplete picture of the impact of Medicaid expansion on state budgets, but, on balance, expansion is helping state budgets.
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