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April 6, 2013 

Geographic variations in income, the price of medical care, health service utilization, safety-net generosity, and other factors all contribute to how much income the population of a given state devotes to medical spending.   Given the numerous channels influencing how much income individuals devote to medical spending, the ACA’s 2014 Medicaid expansion offers a clear and decisive channel to curb out-of-pocket spending risk for eligible individuals with low incomes.

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