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According to a study in JAMA, Arkansas and Kentucky saw a pronounced drop in the uninsured rate after expanding Medicaid. (Photo: iStock)

Another major study highlights the benefits the Affordable Care Act has conferred on millions of America’s poor.

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine compared two states with high levels of poverty that chose to embrace the Medicaid expansion offered by the ACA, Kentucky and Arkansas, with Texas, which has staunchly opposed the Obama administration’s offer to pay 90 percent of the cost of making all of its residents between 100 percent and 133 percent of the federal poverty line eligible for Medicaid. 

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