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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:01 PM

Obama Administration To States: No Partial Medicaid Expansion

Obama Administration To States: No Partial Medicaid Expansion

The White House's top health official made clear on Monday that it would not fund a partial Medicaid expansion for states that choose not to embrace the new funding under the Affordable Care Act.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote a letter to governors saying the administration "continue(s) to encourage all states to fully expand their Medicaid programs."

In an accompanying blog post, she declared that "the law does not create an option for enhanced match for a partial or phased-in Medicaid expansion to 133 percent of poverty."

In other words, the states must take all or nothing. That sets up a dilemma for Republican governors, who have to decide whether to stonewall Obamacare or accept the generous funding to cover their low-income uninsured residents.


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Republicans love to talk tough, but reality keeps smacking them in the face.

States stand to lose a lot more than Medicaid funding by refusing the expansion

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:16 PM

2. You're welcome. n/t

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