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Medicaid expansion could bring jobs and revenue to AL

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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WAFF) -

A new study by the Alabama Hospital Association conducted a study which shows that expanding Medicaid would create thousands of jobs in the state.

The study shows that the state could create more than 30,000 jobs by expanding Medicaid. About a third would be in the medical field and the rest would be spread out as indirect jobs such as those in retail, food service and professional industries.

Economists at the University of Alabama completed the study. They said the tax revenues generated from expanding Medicaid would pay for the state's share of the expansion.

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