On December 1, 2023, North Carolina became the 40th state, along with the District of Columbia, to expand Medicaid. Economics professor Tina Marsh Dalton said understanding the health impacts of Medicaid expansion is complicated, but one positive short-term measure was found: declining money worries. “Out-of-pocket medical bankruptcy went down,” she said. “Having to borrow to pay your medical bills went down. And then the participants reported a lot less stress about their finances. So, that can also feed into health just on a general level.” Full Article