Medicaid expansions face concerns of cost, political opposition in 2016

December 29, 2015

Experts say high costs associated with Medicaid could continue to play a leading role in those states deciding not to expand. Twenty states haven't expanded Medicaid to people at or below 138% above the federal poverty level, with opposition to Obamacare and cost the primary reasons. Governors in three red states - South Dakota, Wyoming and Louisiana - are expected to push for Medicaid expansion and must convince skeptical legislatures to do so.