The Deep Divide: State Borders Create Medicaid Haves and Have-Nots

October 2, 2019

(Kaiser Health News) – Powers’ predicament reflects an odd twist in the way the health care law has played out: State borders have become arbitrary dividing lines between Medicaid’s haves and have-nots, with Americans in similar financial straits facing vastly different health care fortunes. This affects everything from whether diseases are caught early to whether people can stay well enough to work.