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What is medicaid Expansion

What is Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion refers to the expansion of the Medicaid Program through each states.

Medicaid Expansion will be achieved through The Affordable Care Act It will establish a minimum income level to be eligible for the financially weakest People in America through creating a minimal Medicaid earnings eligibility level requirement. Starting on the first of the month on Jan 2014,individuals below the age of 65 years old with those whose income falls below 133 % from the federal poverty level (FPL) will be eligible for Medicaid. This is the very first time,low-income grown ups without kids will be assured coverage through State medicaid programs, in most cases with out the need of a waiver, Parents of children will be qualified on a uniform income amount throughout  most states. Medicaid as well as Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) Program should be  much simpler and will be coordinated using the newly Health Insurance Exchanges.

Every state manages their State Medicaid programs plan providing coverage of healthcare with a specific focus to those individuals in the lower-income levels; individuals, families and youngsters, the elderly, as well as those with disabilities. In the future through Medicaid Expansion states will continue to manage their States Medicaid Programs and Plans.

The qualifications rules with regard to Medicaid will vary for each state. Throughout the US many states provide coverage for parents grown up children In addition, beginning in 2014, the majority of grown up sunder age Sixty five along with those person with earnings less than $15,000 per year will be eligible for a State Medicaid programs in State.

Coverage for the newly eligible adults is going to be fully financed through the Federal government for 3 years, beginning in 2014, phasing down to 90% by2020. Authorization for (CHIP)is actually extended through 2019 and financing is currently approved through 2015. Extra federal financing with regard to state Medicaid applications is also available for primary care, preventive care, community based long-term services and supports, and new demonstrations to improve quality and re-engineer delivery systems.

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  1. Ajay Jain March 31, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Hello Friends,

    Governor Rick Perry millions of under-privileged poor Texans who do not have any Health Coverage will be covered under The Affordable Care ACT (ACA) expansion of MEDICAID!

    My Physician wife's practice is partly dependent on MEDICAID and its viability. Please allow the expansion of MEDICAID to occur in Texas under The Affordable Care ACT.

    Believe it or not IT IS A FACT: If states choose to expand Medicaid, the federal government will cover 100 percent of the costs from 2014 to 2016. The feds' contribution will begin to decrease in 2017, but will never be less than 90 percent, under the ACA.

    That's why I created a petition to Governor Rick Perry, Texas Governor, The Texas State House, The Texas State Senate, and Governor Rick Perry, which says:

    "Please ACCEPT the FREE EXPANSION of MEDICAID under The Affordable Care ACT."

    Will you sign this petition? Click here:


    Ajay Jain
    Twitter Handle ajain31.
    Mobile: 214-207-9781

  2. Richard Snyder November 5, 2013 at 4:06 am

    If it isn't about abortion or guns…Rick Perry doesn't hear you.

  3. AlvaJo Allen December 5, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Why does Medicaid have to be provided for a healthy, young adult that is able to work? In the 60's and 70's I was a divorced woman supporting myself and I did fine. I went to school part time while working part time and earned a degree. It was not easy but taught me a lot of lessons. Instead of helping these healthy young people stay on a downward path why doesn't the government and the states provide them with other alternatives? Like you work, go to school and we will help you half way. Don't continue to support being poor. Help them to rise up above themselves and start paying taxes like the rest of us. And I am totally against supporting any immigrant.

  4. AlvaJo Allen December 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Oh, by the way, if these young people would stay of the drugs and start taking responsibility for themselves that might also help them to better themselves. Just saying.

  5. Joy Chasteen December 23, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I am 51 years old. I had my first stroke at 48 years old. I tried to work but had short term memory, right hand loss and right leg loss. I have worked since I was 16 years old. I had two ira accounts so that when I retire I will be able to meet my expenses and pay for health insurance. I had I to trade in those iras to pay medical bills and other bills. I had a second stroke at the age of 49. I fall quite a bit unless I have a walker or cane, without either one of them I have a 90% chance of following. I tried to research medical insurance on my own, because I did not want to take Medicaid. The Health insurance premiums for pre-existing condition if they would take you were anywhere from $650 to $800 a month, with a deductible of $5000 to $6000. Both deductibles had to met before the insurance kicked in, then I would pay 20% and insurance picked up 80%. None of these which I could afford so I had to go to Medicaid. My Medicaid is what they call a spend down account of $670 per month, which means I have occur $670 a month in medical bills, before Medicaid kicks in, and this is every month. I was paying my pharmaceutical prescription but they dumped anyone who had an account with them. I want to work or back to school but I can't. I cannot drive. So yea their are a lot of people out there that are abusing the system, but their are people like me that has paid into the system since I was 16 years old that had no other choice but had to go to Medicaid which is no help to me. I am lucky my physician have low copays I can pay, but any test that have to be run, I have to pay $670 of the bill usually up front before any tests can be run. All this in my humble opinion. God Bless Joy

  6. AlvaJo Allen December 24, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Joy, it is obvious that you are one of the ones that will need this type of help. I am referring mostly to those able bodied, lazy humans that can work and don't.

  7. Raymond Olan February 28, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Ask yourself why really are we not taking the money.

  8. Donna Moore-Piland March 12, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Because one catastrophic illness or accident would ruin most working families economically. The 70's was a long time ago, and the economy has not allowed working families to keep pace with the profound rise in the cost of living. Medical care is not a luxury, it's needed by millions of hard working Americans just to survive. As far as supporting 'being poor, can you really believe anyone chooses to be poor? Not having health care coverage will only increase the number of poor people. It's the economy, not the people, that is the problem. In my town, four jobs opened up in a pancake house, and hundreds of people showed up to apply. Jobs are just not out there like they used to be, and the pull yourself up from poverty notion doesn't fit today's reality. Our economy is broken, and working Americans should not have to pay the price for the failure of our government and business world's mistakes. We bailed out the richest of Americans when they over-spent, but poor people should just suffer? No.

  9. Brenda Mcgee Johnson March 26, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    my son who is 48 unemployed , how can he sign up for medicaid expansion

  10. Joy Faulkiner Mehner April 14, 2014 at 12:07 am

    AlvaJo Allen You're an idiot shut up

  11. Joy Faulkiner Mehner April 14, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Donna Moore-Piland you have to ignore her donna…. she's a moron

  12. Teresa Vibiana October 6, 2014 at 4:38 am

    What a dumb response. Making a living now is not the same as it was in the 60s and 70s as a single white woman. A degree isn't for everybody. I mean good for you but not everything is for everybody. If you're such a graduate, why don't you suggest an "alternative" as if there aren't already. It's not about continuing to support BEING poor. They are helping the poor so they can get better. Not everybody is equal in class and income or capable of it. And not everyone can afford health insurance with a part time job (which is what is mostly out there). They pay damn taxes too, doesn't make them richer. My brother goes to work and school, does not mean he can afford a deductible or a visit to the ER. You think success comes overnight? What makes you assume that just because somebody can't afford health insurance, that they are going towards a "downward path"? Do you live under a rock?

  13. Karen S. Adkins March 7, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    More freebies the tax payers pay for, sick of it.


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