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Doctor's Office Just 26 percent of low-income adults in expansion states reported having any unmet medical needs, compared with 40 percent in non-expansion states. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Greater numbers of low-income people in states that have not expanded Medicaid are skipping medical care that they need than in states that did expand Medicaid.

That’s according to a report from the Government Accounting Office using data from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, which found that Medicaid expansion made a notable difference in whether low-income people got the care they needed.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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