“Three predominantly red states, Idaho, Nebraska and Utah, all voted in favor of Medicaid expansion, enabled by the Affordable Care Act. The approval will expand coverage for an additional 325,000 Americans, according to Avalere research, and moves Medicaid away from being this “stereotypical welfare program,” Rosemarie Day, founder and CEO of Day Health Strategies, told Healthcare Dive.
Idaho approved expansion with roughly 61% of the vote, with 94% of precincts reporting. Utah approved it by 54% with all counties tallied. Finally, Nebraska approved Medicaid expansion by a slim majority of 53% with almost all precincts reporting in what Day called a “ripple effect” she expects to continue. ”
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