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States Challenge Medicaid Expansion

Twenty-six states have filed a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid eligibility.

The expansion, scheduled to begin in 2014, is expected to add about 15 million people to the nation’s Medicaid rolls.

The states argue that the requirement is coercive because states that do not comply would be excluded from the Medicaid program and the federal matching funds that come with participation.

Medicaid expansion is a vital component of health care reform for the nation’s urban safety-net hospitals.  Many of the people who would become eligible for Medicaid under the expansion are currently uninsured.  When they need hospital care, hospitals are not paid for their services.

Read several reports about the suit here on the Kaiser Health News site and read the brief the states filed hereHealth Care Reform/Flag.

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