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Medicaid Expansion: More Than Money Is at Stake

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At his site Our Health Policy Matters, consultant Paul Gionfriddo writes that the debate over Medicaid expansion often leaves out the human dimension: the early deaths that can be prevented through primary and preventive care.

Gionfriddo uses data from an article in the New England Journal of Medicine to estimate how many premature deaths would be prevented in Florida if the state expands its Medicaid program with federal funds provided through the Affordable Care Act.