In 21 States, Politics Was Placed Firmly Before People, And The Results Are Devastating

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) allowed states to expand Medicaid to help lower-income people and the working poor gain access to medical insurance, many for the first time in their lives. 21 states have refused that money, largely because politicians are playing politics, and it's costing human lives. Like Israel, who you're about to meet.

Here are the states that have refused Medicaid expansion. And here's article from The Washington Post and one from NBC News about the financial impact on those states. The human cost? We'll never truly know.