Download Free Electronic Document

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 0.1 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

How the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania May Fare Under Medicaid Expansion

  • 830,000 more Pennsylvanians with health insurance
  • 5% more non-elderly Arkansans with Medicaid
  • $3,500,000,000 in net annual economic growth for the state, accounting for subsidies, Medicaid expansion, taxes, and Medicare cuts
  • 35,000 jobs retained by economic growth stemming from Medicaid expansion
  • $180,000,000 cumulative increase in state spending between 2014 and 2020

Unless otherwise noted, these calculations reflect likely conditions in 2016, given a fully implemented Affordable Care Act.

For study details, see Carter C. Price, Julie M. Donohue, Evan Saltzman, Dulani Woods, and Christine Eibner, The Economic Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Pennsylvania, RAND Corporation, 2013, at

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Infographic series. RAND infographics are design-focused, visual representations of data and information based on a published, peer-reviewed product or a body of published work.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.