The key numbers in Alabama’s Medicaid expansion debate

The Birmingham Business Journal, Oct. 31, 2013

The Birmingham Business Journal looks at the numbers behind a Medicaid expansion.

In the Oct. 18 weekly edition, our cover story examined the debate over Medicaid expansion in Alabama.

The state is one of many that has opted out of the expansion, which is called for in the Affordable Care Act.

By opting against an expansion, some say the state is turning down billions in federal funding and limiting the expected job creation that would follow an expansion.
But state officials, led by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, say expanding Medicaid is simply too costly for the state.

The infographic below, designed by the BBJ's Jonathan Wise, highlights some of the key numbers in the debate.

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