President Obama is resolute to make his social health care system work and Obamacare program seeks to include even more US citizens who live below the poverty line. This step will surely ruffle quite some feathers and the red states have been eternally reluctant to accept his leniency.
Experts have a different opinion, and the healthcare program is gaining more speed in these very same red states where Obamacare program is being resisted.
A closer look at the working in these red states reveal that those states which had voted against expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the unpaid medical bills are piling quickly .
A report released by the US government last week paints a grim picture of the state of affairs. The outlay for uncompensated medical care would fall by nearly $6 billion by the end of this year just because of the expansion of Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act.
Report authors from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the US Department of Health and Human Sources said “The projections suggest that USD $4.2 billion of this reduction will come from the 25 states and Washington D.C. expanding Medicaid as of the beginning of the Financial Year 2014, representing a 25 percent reduction from baseline uncompensated care spending and 74 percent total savings. Medicaid expansion states saw substantial declines in their uninsured admissions, ranging from 28 to 33 percent relative reductions in comparison to one year prior.”
When the US Supreme Court said yes to the expansion, 50% of US population jumped onboard to get the fiscal benefits it will provide. There is opposition and the administration is having trouble to find why with such clean proofs of benefits.