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Medicaid Expansion And Reform: Hopes And Lessons From California
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 calls for the mandatory expansion of Medicaid to all persons at or below 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Level starting in 2014. With the passage of this bill and follow-up legislation (ACA), state governments and the entire national healthcare infrastructure are beginning to prepare for the implementation of these reforms. California, with the largest Medicaid program in the country and a massive budget deficit, serves to highlight the concerns and hopes for Medicaid expansion across the nation.