Are Medicaid Boosters Too Optimistic?

States' acceptance of Medicaid expansion gets compared to the program's initial rollout: Slow, but steady. That analogy may be dangerous.
Nothing will change his mind.

A spurt of Republican states changing their minds on Medicaid expansion backs up an optimistic argument you hear a lot in health-policy circles: It took a long time for all 50 states to sign up for the original Medicaid program, and the expansion will unfold in the same way -- slowly but surely.

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