Report: Medicaid Expansion Would Help Nebraska’s Economy

If Nebraska expands Medicaid under Obamacare, a report from the University of Nebraska shows that the expansion would be a boon for the state economy. It reduce the “silent tax” of higher premiums for consumers that are caused by the cost of uncompensated care. The state would spend up to $160 million to extend Medicaid to an additional 90,000 Nebraskans, but the cost of providing care to the uninsured would shrink by $650 million between 2014 and 2019. Nationally, states could save about $4 billion by expanding their Medicaid programs.