Medicaid Thirty-two states, plusthe District of Columbia, have already expanded access to Medicaid.(Image: Shutterstock)

Voters in three traditionally Republican stateshave come out in favor of Medicaid expansion, and two more states nowhave Democratic governors who might succeed in broadening the program's reach, as well.

NPR reports that in Idaho, Utah and Nebraska, thevote means that “about 300,000 low-income people will gain access to healthcare coverage,” according to estimates from government agencies andadvocacy groups.

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Marlene Satter

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