Expanding Health Coverage in Maine with Federal Funds Will Boost the Economy

Expanding health coverage with federal funds will create economy-boosting jobs in states that most need them, according to a new report by the Alliance for a Just Society. The report comes as state legislators debate adopting the Medicaid expansion authorized by the Affordable Care Act.

“This report shows that Medicaid expansion will not only expand health coverage to more residents and create jobs, but also the jobs we’ll create through Medicaid expansion are living wage jobs that support families and boost the state’s economy,” said LeeAnn Hall, executive director of the Alliance for a Just Society. “For lawmakers who care about boosting the economy and creating good jobs, this report shows Medicaid expansion should be common sense.”

Read the full report here.