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The health law’s expansion of Medicaid coverage to adults with incomes over the poverty line was key to reducing the uninsured rate among 50- to 64-year-olds from nearly 12 percent to 8 percent in 2014, according to a new analysis.
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The Affordable Care Act allows states to offer Medicaid to low-income adults who would not have qualified under previous law. Twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia offer this expanded coverage. Those who qualify will face higher cost-sharing requirements when they transition from…
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States have divided almost evenly on whether to expand Medicaid to millions more low-income Americans, many of them uninsured.
By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
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Hospitals and health-care systems in the 21 states that aren't expanding Medicaid, the health program for low-income Americans, may be in for an especially rough financial ride.
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I generally don't like to tell people that I majored in economics in college, because - the painful truth be told - there's not a lot that I actually remember about " the dismal science."
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By Alvin Tran, Kaiser Health News
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