Obamacare Covers Thousands More Shooting Victims

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By funding the expansion of state Medicaid programs beyond the traditional populations of poor mothers and children, the Affordable Care Act has brought coverage to tens of thousands of previously uninsured shooting victims, often young African-American men, who, once stabilized in emergency rooms, missed out on crucial follow-up care and have endured unremitting effects of nerve injuries, fractured bones, intestinal damage and post-traumatic stress disorder, the New York Times Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!