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Few Options for Working Poor in States that Block Medicaid Expansion
Health Leaders Media

Many working poor who live in states that won’t expand Medicaid also won’t be eligible for federal subsidies that would make private health insurance affordable.

A Commonwealth Fund study released this week estimates that a glitch in the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was created when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that the Medicaid expansion was optional for states. Even with the ruling, no one foresaw that some state would actually reject the billions of federal dollars to prop up the expansion.