HOT BLAST: Losing billions of dollars in the South
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Gov. Robert Bentley (AP photo)
Gov. Robert Bentley (AP photo)
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If you support Gov. Robert Bentley's decision to refuse federal help to expand Medicaid, you might want to read this latest report from the Institute of Southern Studies.

The report shows that the 20 states that aren't expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act stand to lose billions of dollars. That's not breaking news. Turns out, however, that the states that will fare the worst in this deal are overwhelmingly Southern states. According to the ISS, the worst are Texas at $9.2 billion, Florida at $5 billion, Georgia at $2.9 billion, Virginia at $2.8 billion and North Carolina at $2.6 billion.

Alabama isn't among the top five in terms of net losses, but it does stand to lose millions, or more, from Bentley's decision.

-- Phillip Tutor
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