Almost 20% of low-income adults in states that did not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act said they went without needed medical care in the past year due to cost compared with 9.4% of those in states with Medicaid expansion, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. The report, using federal data from 2016, found the poor in states without Medicaid expansion were more likely to say they took less medication than prescribed, passed on dental care or didn't see necessary specialists.

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