A new Harvard University and CUNY study estimates 7,000 to 17,000 deaths per year in states that are opting out of the Medicaid expansion. 21 states are opting out under the Affordable Care Act provisions. Nearly 8 million people in those states will not be able to access health care as a result. Dr. Steffie Woolhandler with Physicians For A National Health Plan discusses the study in the video below. She notes that another 24 million people will not be covered in states that are participating in the Medicaid expansion.