A state-by-state look at Medicaid expansion

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, Oct. 18 2012 10:55 a.m. MDT

In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 photo, Wilna Alexander, 54, a part-time cook for a Jackson, Miss., community services operation and one of an estimated 476,000 uninsured Mississippians. Alexander said she was on Medicaid, but lost the coverage more than two years ago when she began working. She says she has to be very sick before going to the emergency room at the hospital.

Rogelio V. Solis, Associated Press

President Barack Obama's health care law would expand the number of people on Medicaid by raising the income ceiling for eligibility, but some states aren't so sure they want to participate because they are worried they might not be able to ultimately put up their share of funding. A divided Supreme Court upheld the health care law but said the Medicaid expansion would be optional, not mandatory. Here's a look at where states stand.

REJECTING EXPANSION:

Florida

Georgia

Louisiana

Mississippi

South Carolina

Texas

EXPANDING:

Arkansas

California

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Hawaii

Illinois

Maryland

Massachusetts

Minnesota

Rhode Island

Vermont

Washington

UNDECIDED:

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Colorado

Idaho

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Maine

Michigan

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Dakota

Tennessee

Utah

Virginia

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Source: The Advisory Board Company

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