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July 29, 2014 12:43 PM The Coming Red State Ghetto of the Uninsured

By Ed Kilgore

Via Harold Pollack, the Urban Institute estimates that the percentage of Americans without health insurance living in states that have rejected the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion jumped from just under 50% to over 60% between September of 2013 and June of this year. That’s a pretty amazing shift for a period of just nine months. And it provides another way to look at the social and economic segregation that Republican governors and state legislators are imposing on their own populations.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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