November election may bring Medicaid expansion in six states, says Avalere

October 31, 2014

Medicaid coverage could be expanded to the poorest of the poor in six states depending on the outcome of the 2014 governors' races, says Avalere Health. If elected, Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maine and Wisconsin, along with an independent in Alaska, might try to expand Medicaid to all of the people the ACA intended the law to cover, Avalere says. Several states already expanding Medicaid, especially Arkansas and Pennsylvania, could also see a shift in gubernatorial control starting next year. Avalere's Medicaid expansion map is available here.