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Medicaid Reform To Help Millions

June 4, 2012
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Under the Affordable Health Care law, the Medicaid program will expand. Medicaid will become the nation’s health insurance program for low-income Americans.

A three-person family earning up to $24,600 a year will become eligible for Medicaid.  And many single adults earning up to $14,500 a year will qualify.

Six states and Washington, DC are already expanding their Medicaid programs to meet the 2014 standards. The states are Colorado, California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Jersey, Washington state and Washington, D.C.

Some states now have simple applications to get kids enrolled. For example, Utah, Georgia, Wisconsin and Michigan let parents apply online.

The Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care law. A ruling against the Medicaid section of the law could result in 16 million low-income adults and children not having health insurance.

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