The New York Times ran an article Sunday about The Affordable Healthcare Act and how the “law is altering the economic geography of the county. Arkansas accepted the Medicaid expansion but Texas did not.”
From the article
Arkansas accepted the Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act. Texas did not.
That makes Texarkana perhaps the starkest example of how President Obama’s health care law is altering the economic geography of the country. The poor living in the Arkansas half of town won access to a government benefit worth thousands of dollars annually, yet nothing changed for those on the Texas side of the state line.