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Not expanding Medicaid is literally helping spread HIV.

Hat Tip To: 
LOLGOP

A must-read piece by LOLGOP over at Eclectablog (which in turn cites the Washington Post and, full disclosure, this site as well):

None of the nine Deep South states with the highest rates of new HIV/AIDS diagnoses — Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas — has opted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Those states also have the highest fatality rates from HIV in the country, according to the coalition.

Not expanding Medicaid is literally helping spread HIV.

“People who don’t have Medicaid or other health-care coverage rarely visit primary-care doctors and aren’t getting tested for HIV, according to Michael Saag, an HIV/AIDS researcher with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine,” Wiltz explains.