Yesterday's announcement that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will push for Medicaid expansion there brings to 19 the number of states that are expanding -- or plan to expand -- their Medicaid programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Just before that announcement, the Health Care Reform Memo, Jan. 14, 2012, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions publication released its latest count:
As of January 10, 2013, 18 states and the District of Columbia will expand, 12 states will not participate or are highly unlikely to participate, and 20 states are undecided/undeclared:
|Participating in Medicaid expansion||Not participating Medicaid expansion||
|AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, HI, IL, MD, MA, MN, MO, MT, NM, NV, OR, RI, VT, WA||AL, GA, ID, LA, ME, MS, OK, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA||AK, AZ, FL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, OH, PA, NC, NE, ND, NH, NJ, NY, TN, WI, WV, WY|
Note: states do not have a deadline to make a decision on Medicaid expansion and may opt in or out of participation at any time.