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Healthcare Reform: How the Poor Continue to Fall Through the Cracks

Under new healthcare guidelines, roughly 48 million Americans without health insurance will be shopping for insurance in state and federal exchanges next year. But as many as 6.4 million people in certain states will still fall through coverage cracks.

The “coverage gap” is an unintended consequence of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. The law calls for an expansion of benefits under Medicaid, the federal healthcare program for the poor.