Nearly a quarter of the estimated 1.5 million uninsured Ohioans live with mental illness and would benefit from expanding Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a report Thursday from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
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Passing on Medicaid expansion
Between 2013 and 2022, states in which Medicaid expansion is still pending stand to lose a total of $255 billion in federal funds if they reject it. Among the states undecided, Ohio, Texas and Tennesse would lose the most federal money during a 10-year period.
- Texas: $66 billion
- Ohio:$53 billion
- Tennessee: $23 billion
- Michigan: $18 billion
- Indiana:$17 billion
- South Carolina:$16 billion
- Virginia:$15 billion
- Arizona:$10 billion
- West Virginia:$9 billion
- Kansas:$5 billion
- Utah:$5 billion
- Maine:$3 billion
- Montana:$2 billion
- New Hampshire:$2 billion
Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness