Kentucky after expansion

  • 12,000 new jobs

  • Uncompensated care cut by 55%

  • $300 million more state dollars

Arkansas after expansion

  • No rural hospitals have closed since expansion

  • $131 million in state savings

Louisiana after expansion

  • 19,000 new jobs

  • $103 million in new state tax dollars

  • $74 million in new local tax dollars

Ohio after expansion

  • Uninsured rate fell to 9.3%

  • Nearly 50% of enrollees received mental illness or substance abuse treatment

  • 17% drop in emergency room use 

Montana after expansion

  • 5,000 new jobs

  • $280 million in new personal income

  • $47 million in new state tax dollars​

38 states, including Washington D.C., have expanded access to care.  And, in the few short years since these states have started their programs, there are already great results to share:

  • Hospitals in expansion states are 84% less likely to close.

  • Many more people have health insurance and are able to get medical care when they need it. This avoids costly emergency department visits, provides more access to preventative care, and increases early detection and diagnoses.

  • The economies of these states have greatly improved, and they have added thousands more jobs.

  • Their state revenues have grown because of the tax dollars from all of the new jobs.  They've also have received more of their tax dollars back from the federal government for the expanded population.

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