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Over 600,000 veterans are stuck in a 'Medicaid gap,' meaning they make too much money to receive federal discounts to buy health coverage through Affordable Care Act exchanges. (Photo: iStock)

Nineteen states are holding out against expanding Medicaid, many Republican-controlled — but their tough position could cost more than 600,000 veterans’ health coverage.

NBC News reports that an Urban Institute study found that 604,000 veterans are in the so-called “Medicaid gap” — they make too much money to get federal subsidies to buy health coverage on the Affordable Care Act exchanges, but they’re not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid, either.

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