The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 drastically transformed the health care system in the United States. This paper examines the factors influencing state decisions relative to Medicaid expansion in a post-ACA environment through the lens of Critical Race Theory. This study incorporates economic, geographic and health variables into a model of post-ACA-Medicaid decision-making by using logistic regression to examine State Medicaid expansion from 2010 to 2014. The size of the minority population in state, tobacco use and southern distinctiveness are significant predictors of decision making relative to Medicaid expansion. Findings support that racialized decision-making, particularly in the South, continue to play a significant role in state-level policymaking.
Dooley, Ty Price
"Reexamining the Impact of Medicaid Expansion in a Post-Affordable Care Act Environment from a Critical Race Perspective,"
Journal of Public Management & Social Policy: Vol. 26:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.tsu.edu/jpmsp/vol26/iss1/3