This policy research brief finds that the Medicaid expansions currently under Congressional consideration as part of health reform legislation would not only improve the health and well-being of previously uninsured individuals and families but also would generate significant economic returns in new business activities, jobs, salaries and wages. The report concludes that a $10 million investment by each state in Medicaid would generate, on average, 247 jobs in addition to $29.1 million in business activity. Every dollar invested in Medicaid helps generate two to six dollars in new business activities.

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