A study in the journal Health Affairs found that accepting the Medicaid expansion would help states save money. Fourteen states that opted not to extend coverage will spend an additional $1 billion on uncompensated care, and they will forgo $8.4 billion in federal money. "Our analysis shows it's in the best economic interests of states to expand Medicaid under the terms of the federal Affordable Care Act," said lead author Carter Price of the Rand Corp.

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