Biden Administration Tries To Force States’ Hand On Medicaid Expansion

What we do know, however, from the Biden Administration’s actions in recent months is that the push to expand Medicaid is in full swing, particularly in the 12 states that have not yet added to their rolls. And it’s not just one-off pronouncements. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal government already covers 90% of states’ costs of Medicaid expansion. Additionally, the American Rescue Plan Act, enacted in March, substantially sweetened the deal by providing a supplemental financial incentive for the 12 states that hitherto have not expanded Medicaid Specifically, states would become eligible for a five percentage point increase in the federal government’s match rate – the percentage of costs of the state’s Medicaid program that the federal government incurs – for the next two years if they implement expansion.Forbes, Read More.

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