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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on Iowa expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act

Today’s announcement by Governor Branstad is great news for the thousands of Iowans who will now have access to quality, affordable health insurance coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Iowa joins a growing number of states – led by both Republican and Democratic governors -- that have chosen to put politics aside in expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to reduce the rate of uninsured and help their states, hospitals, and businesses save on uncompensated care costs. It is another example of how, when both parties are flexible and work together, we can move the country forward for the good of all Americans.