Roughly 12,000 Jobs to be Added Statewide with Expansion of Medicaid

A proposal to expand Medicaid to cover 160,000 more Coloradans will add roughly 12,000 jobs statewide, according to a rough estimate by economic development leader Tom Clark.  Legislators will be debating whether to accept the federal offer this session, which as part of the Affordable Care Act, offers states the option to expand Medicaid to persons living below 133% of the federal poverty level. Gov. Hickenlooper recently gave the expansion his support and estimated it would bring $12.28 billion in federal funds back to Colorado taxpayers over 10 years. Read more here.

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