A study by the University of Nebraska Medical Center public policy arm concludes that while it will cost the state to expand Medicaid, Nebraska will reap benefits as well
A study by the University of Nebraska Medical Center public policy arm concludes that while it will cost the state to expand Medicaid, Nebraska will reap benefits as well.
Director Jim Stimpson with the UNMC Center for Health Policy tells state lawmakers a report by the center calculated that if the state expands Medicaid, uncompensated care will drop from 1(B)Billion dollars to 419-Million dollars. . .
Jim Stimpson, director, University of Nebraska Medical Center for Health Policy; "health insurance premium"
The study estimates Nebraska could expect an additional economic boost of 168-Million dollars if it expanded Medicaid as extra federal money begins to flow through the state economy.
More than 230-Thousand Nebraska residents don't have health insurance. Stimpson expects that number to be cut in half if Medicaid is expanded.
A University of Nebraska Medical Center study concludes that while expanding Medicaid will cost the state, Nebraska will reap benefits as well...and not just economic benefits.
The study was conducted by the UNMC Center for Health Policy.
Center director Jim Stimpson tells lawmakers that expanding Medicaid will bring in 23-Million additional federal dollars a year, which will ripple through the economy. Stimpson says other studies indicate expansion would make for a healthier state population. . .
Stimpson; "would be prevented"
Stimpson says the study concludes that though Medicaid expansion would cost the state, those costs would be more than offset by the increased federal spending.
A study conducted by the Center for Health Policy at the Universityof Nebraska Medical Center concludes that though it will cost the state to expand Medicaid, the Nebraska economy will receive an economic windfall.
Center Director Jim Stimpson tells lawmakers that while state government will have to pay more to expand Medicaid, that cost will be more than offset by the extra federal money which will flow to the state.
Stimpson; "in Nebraska"
Stimpson estimates that of the more than 230-Thousand Nebraska without health insurance, half would be covered by an expansion of Medicaid.
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