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It's been over ten years since Obamacare expanded Medicaid eligibility for millions of Americans yet, thanks to the Supreme Court, it was left up to the states to decide whether or not they wanted to participate in the expansion. The good news is that 38 states plus Washington, D.C. have already expanded Medicaid and two other states - Missouri and Oklahoma - will be expanding eligibility later in 2021. However, that means ten states are still refusing to provide low-cost or free health coverage for many of their most vulnerable citizens. That's just plain wrong.
Somebody's zip code shouldn't decide whether they qualify for potentially life saving health coverage. A struggling person in Wisconsin or Texas deserves the same level of care that a struggling person in Illinois or New Mexico gets for free.
I wish there was something that could be done, but outside an act of Congress which established a Medicare/Medicaid for all plan, I don't see anything changing anytime soon outside of publicly shaming the state governments in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming in the hopes that they will eventually realize that a healthy population with access to quality health coverage is a good thing for everyone.
I won't be holding my breath for action anytime soon.