Four prominent economists in Texas urge elected officials and other leaders to consider the benefits of Medicaid Expansion in Texas
Report Type: Medicaid Expansion in Texas
More than 950,000 newly-eligible adults would enroll in health insurance under Medicaid expansion in Texas, bringing a projected $5.4 billion in federal dollars to the state. That’s according to a new study by researchers at the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University.
A new EHF-sponsored report outlines the financial impact of Medicaid expansion in Texas to the state’s overall budget.
The Perryman Group estimates that during the first 10 years after implementation, the net economic benefits (fully adjusted for the alternative uses of the State contribution) of expanding coverage would include $319.2 billion (in 2019 dollars) in real gross product and almost 3.3 million job-years in Texas when multiplier effects are considered.
If Texas does not address the issue of uninsurance in a proactive way, it is estimated that by 2040, over 6.1 million Texans will be uninsured. That’s according to a report by Texas Alliance for Health Care.
A report by Billy Hamilton Consulting analyzing the state and regional impacts of extending Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.