Fitzsimon File

Monday numbers

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24—number of states including North Carolina that have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (“What Is the Result of States Not Expanding Medicaid?,” Urban Institute and Robert Wood Foundation, August 2014)

6.7 million—number of residents of the 24 states that will remain uninsured in 2017 as a result of the decision not to expand Medicaid (Ibid)

423.6 billion—amount in dollars that 24 states not expanding Medicaid are forgoing in federal funding from 2013 to 2022 (Ibid)

167.8 billion—amount in dollars that hospitals in those 24 states are losing in federal funding from 2013-2022 that was intended to offset their loss of funding for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements (Ibid)

9—percent that the number of uninsured adults dropped from September 2013 to June 2014 in states that have not expanded Medicaid (Ibid)

38—percent that the number of uninsured adults dropped from September 2013 to June 2014 in states that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (Ibid)

39.6 billion—amount in dollars that North Carolina is forfeiting in federal funding over the next 10 years by not expanding Medicaid (Ibid)

11.3 billion—amount in dollars that hospitals in North Carolina are losing in federal funding from 2013-2022 that was intended to offset their loss of funding for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement (Ibid)

307 million—amount in dollars of the average annual cost to North Carolina for the next 10 years to expand Medicaid before the savings and economic growth that result from expansion are calculated (Ibid)

680 million—amount in dollars of the cost in 2014-2015 of the tax cuts passed by the General Assembly in 2013 (“State tax cut costs ballooning, WRAL-TV, July 25, 2014)

414,000—number of uninsured adults in North Carolina who would qualify for coverage if the state expanded Medicaid (“What Is the Result of States Not Expanding Medicaid?”, Urban Institute and Robert Wood Foundation, August 2014)

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