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March 2, 2017

Helen Levy on Marketplace

Helen Levy
PRI’s Marketplace
cited Helen Levy’s study which found that Michigan’s Medicaid Expansion helped not only the 600,000 people who got health insurance, but the state’s overall economy: People “now have Medicaid, so the clinic is getting paid more,” Levy said. “But also the sandwich shop next door to the clinic is selling more sandwiches because the clinic is doing more business. That translates into about 30,000 additional jobs in the state of Michigan every year.”

Story on Marketplace: How a Republican plan to shrink Medicaid could hurt red states
ISR’s Press Release
Study in New England Journal of Medicine