The results help confirm the value of the ACA for people who obtain this coverage, said John McDonough, who worked on the ACA but was not involved with the new study. He said the new findings likely won’t convince reluctant states to expand their Medicaid programs, however.
“It’s not about evidence at this point,” said McDonough, who is a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. “It’s about a political fear over Obamacare that at this point is not influenceable by meaningful evidence.”