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Topic: Medicaid Expansion



The Affordable Care Act provides states with additional federal funding to expand their Medicaid programs to cover low-income adults. As of February 2015, 28 states and the District of Columbia had opted to expand their Medicaid program. Illinois expanded Medicaid in July 2013.


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Building a Relationship between Medicaid, the Exchange and the Individual Insurance Market

This January 2012 report examines the practical and conceptual factors that underlie the federal/state relationship between Medicaid and the State Health Benefits Exchanges. Released by the Study Panel on Health Insurance Exchanges created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Ten Considerations for States in Linking Medicaid and the Exchanges

This August 2011 policy brief from the Center for Health Care Strategies is intended to provide early orientation to the principle issues involved. The Center notes that HHS guidance while extensive, allows states flexibility to chart a course that best meets their unique needs. The brief is part of the “State Health Reform Assistance Network: Charting the Road to Coverage” series.

Medicaid ACA Eligibility: Challenges for States

SHADAC’s April 2011 webinar and two presentations on eligibility challenges that states face under the ACA’s Medicaid provisions.

Left Out: Undocumented Immigrants and Medicaid Expansion

This 2011 presentation by SHADAC (the State Health Access Data Assistance Center) explains who are undocumented immigrants, how many are in the U.S., and what national health reform means for them – as well as why the issue is of larger concern.

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