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Insurers Add 8 Million Medicaid Patients Thanks to Obamacare And GOP

The expansion of Medicaid benefits for poor Americans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the general move away from fee-for-service medicine helped boost enrollment in private health plans by 7.8 million beneficiaries in the last year, according to a new report.

Managed-care plans are taking on an unprecedented role in providing health coverage to poor Americans thanks in part to more states opting to go along with the Medicaid expansion.  The Supreme Court three years ago gave states the option to expand their Medicaid programs and 30 have done so or are in the process of doing so.