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ObamaCare: What you should know

Last Updated:2018-Nov-15
Principal Writer:Barry Shatzman

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

2010 (HR-3590)

Related Court Cases

(2018) Texas v. United States
(2015) King v. Burwell
(2012) NFIB v. Sebelius

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Your state representatives can accept or refuse Medicaid Expansion

It is up to each state to accept or reject Medicaid Expansion.

The federal government pays 90 percent of the cost of expanding Medicaid to a state. There effectively is just one significant difference between states that accept it and states that reject it...

o In states that accept it, virtually everyone living below the poverty level can receive practically free health care through Medicaid.

o In states that reject it, millions of people living below the poverty level cannot receive this health care.

It is up to a state's legislature and governor to accept or reject the Medicaid Expansion. If you live in a state that has rejected it, you can contact your state-level representatives (and governor) and tell them that the way to represent the interests of the majority of your state's residents would be to accept Medicaid Expansion as soon as possible.

You can go to your state's website by clicking here and then clicking on the state name.

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