In Some Cities And States, Medicaid Expansion Funds Provide Help To Homeless People
Meanwhile, in Alabama, a recent state task force recommendation gives the idea of Medicaid expansion additional momentum.
The Fiscal Times:
How States Are Using Medicaid Funds To Help The Homeless
One of the most important developments in Medicaid’s 50-year history has been the Obamacare provision that allows states, if they choose, to greatly expand their health insurance coverage to virtually all low-income families and individuals below retirement age. (Pianin, 11/24)
Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Could Cover 290,000 In Alabama
John Dunnam of Warrior works 12 to 20 hours a week as a janitor. He collects a small salary that barely covers rent, food and other bills. It certainly wouldn't cover the monthly cost of health insurance on the federal exchange. ... Dunnam falls into the Medicaid gap, a group of patients who were supposed to be covered by an expansion of Medicaid – the health care program for low-income adults under Obamacare. ... On Wednesday, the Health Care Improvement Task Force unanimously recommended that the governor and legislature reverse their earlier decision and close the coverage gap for nearly 300,000 patients like Dunnam. (Yurkanin, 11/24)