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In Medicaid, a New Health-Care Fight
The Wall Street Journal

Employers in several states are bracing for higher health-care costs as some governors, worried about the impact on state budgets from the federal overhaul, resist a planned Medicaid expansion. Under the new law, lower-paid workers at companies such as the Nashville, Tenn.-based chain of Captain D’s seafood restaurants could qualify for the national expansion of Medicaid set to begin in 2014.

Having those employees on Medicaid, the health program for low-income people that is funded with federal and state dollars, would mean the workers get health insurance while the company pays nothing.

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