White House now boasts that more than 10 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare- but only after Medicaid enrollees and PRISON INMATES are added
Hit the 7 million target earlier this week but now Medicaid expansions mean that an additional 3 million will be added
More than a dozen states pushing to have inmates added to the list of those who can qualify for Medicaid, and therefore Obamacare, coverage
Prisoners already have their healthcare covered while in jail by state and local taxpayer dollars
Under the proposed plan, that cost would be split with the federal government and coverage extended until after they leave jail
By Reuters Reporter and Daily Mail Reporter
Published: 16:53 EST, 4 April 2014 | Updated: 17:45 EST, 4 April 2014
Three million lower-income Americans have enrolled in the Medicaid program for the poor so far during the rollout of U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, the administration announced on Friday.
That brings the number of people who have signed up for both public and private health coverage to 10 million since the October 1 launch of Affordable Care Act.
A percentage of those new enrollees includes prisoners in cash-strapped states that have decided to rely on Obamacare for their inmates’ health insurance needs.