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Consensus Is To Expand Medicaid


Last updated 7/5/2019 at 5:01pm

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed, one of its major components was expanding Medicaid coverage. The idea was that by expanding Medicaid coverage and providing subsidies to those who made too much to qualify for Medicaid, nearly all Americans would have some form of health insurance.

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of the ACA, however, states were not required to expand Medicaid coverage. As a result, several states, including North Carolina, decided not to expand Medicaid coverage. That decision was based on the premise that the federal government, ov...

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