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Medicaid Expansion

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Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid expansion will begin in 2014, with coverage growing to those under 65, disabled Americans who do not meet SSI requirements, and individuals and families with incomes under $15,000 (higher for families). Expansion will add roughly 17 million people to the current system. There will undoubtedly be a major increase in males coming in the system, encouraging the possibility of a Welcome to Medicaid Physical.

Over the summer, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, but struck down an important specification of Medicaid expansion. The primary legislation required Medicaid to expand to Americans making 133% of the poverty line. States that declined to participate would lose funding for current Medicaid programs. However, the ruling stated that it was unconstitutional for the federal government to punish states for opting out of expansion. As it stands now, the federal government will pay for the bulk of Medicaid expansion after implementation in 2014. States will be mandated to fund 10% by 2020.

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