UAB Health Economists: Medicaid Expansion Could Mean $1 Billion Gain for Alabama

Article ID: 597153

Released: 11-Dec-2012 11:30 AM EST

Source Newsroom: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Expert Pitch

If Alabama opts into the expansion of Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the federal government’s plan to increase the number of Americans covered by health insurance, the state could gain nearly $1 billion in new tax revenue, according to health care economists David Becker, Ph.D., and Michael Morrisey, Ph.D., at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health.

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