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UAB study: Medicaid expansion would give big tax revenue boost to Alabama

Opting into the Medicaid expansion plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act could give Alabama a major tax revenue boost, according to a new study.

The expansion would give the state nearly $1 billion in tax revenue and provide Medicaid coverage for 300,000 more state residents under the most likely scenario, according to health care economists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

David Becker and Michael Morrisey, each professors in UAB’s School of Public Health, performed the study by examining three different scenarios based on the number of state residents who would use Medicaid under the expansion.

 

         

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