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Mike Ludwig of Truthout: Medicaid expansion has helped hospitals cut down on un-recouped costs, taking pressure off state health systems and budgets.
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Institute for Policy Studies Associate Fellow Sam Pizzigati co-edits Inequality.org. His most recent book is The Rich Don't Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970.