Businesses face $1.3B fines in states without Medicaid expansion

03/14/2013 | Bloomberg

Employers in states that reject Medicaid expansion are facing federal fines of up to $1.3 billion, according to a study by Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. Businesses can avoid penalties if employees qualify for Medicaid, but the expansion of eligibility has been rejected in as many as 22 states. Businesses in Texas could be liable for $448 million, while the figure in Florida could reach $219 million.

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