Author Topic: Almost 1.5 million deemed eligible for Medicaid in October alone: Obama administration  (Read 270 times)

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Offline flowers

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Nearly 1.5 million people were deemed eligible in October to enroll in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program through state agencies or the state-by-state insurance markets tied to the new health care law, the Obama administration said Tuesday.

The Department of Health and Human Services said that enrollment in the health entitlement programs for low-income Americans jumped by 15 percent in October, compared with monthly rates in July through September, in states that opted to expand Medicaid under President Obama’s health care law.

The Affordable Care Act extends Medicaid benefits to those making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. However, only about half the states opted to expand the federal-state program after the Supreme Court made it optional in June 2012.

Some states said it was too good of a deal to pass up because the federal government will pay for 100 percent of the expanded population in 2014-16 before scaling back its contribution to 90 percent by 2020

Offline Chieftain

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yah...I was talking about this with Rap on another thread...the financial impact on the States over this is going to be overwhelming.  Not only is the Federal "marketplace" in collapse, the States are going to go down with them.

They are running scared and making this all up on the fly as they go.  They think the Preezy of the United Steezy can slide on out there and sell this like nobody else.  The push is on to get as many as possible before Christmas, and try to dump them all on the Insurance companies, and force them to issue policies by January 1st.  All of this is going to come to one big nasty head and when she lets go it will put the exploding whale to shame....

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If a Republican is elected in 2016 and actually gets rid of OCare (Christie won't) then those states who went with the medicaid expansion (like my state AZ) and the money runs out in two years they are going to be sucking on the taxpayers teet asking for more money to pay for their folly.
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