Southern consumers support Medicaid expansion

Most people in the South support the reform law's Medicaid expansion, even though their state governors and lawmakers oppose it, reported Stateline. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies conducted a survey, finding that 62 percent of people in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and South Carolina support expanding Medicaid. "This survey clearly shows that governors and state legislators in the South who are resisting the Medicaid expansion are out-of-step with their constituents," said Brian D. Smedley, director of the Joint Center's Health Policy Institute. In individual states, support for Medicaid expansion ranged from a low of 59 percent in Mississippi to a high of 65 percent in South Carolina. Article

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