The online insurance marketplace is still a mess. But “for impoverished Americans, the biggest obstacle to health insurance remains the refusal of 26 mostly Republican-led states to expand their Medicaid programs as called for under the health reform law,” a New York Times editorial noted. “As a result, up to an estimated 8 million people will get no help at all because they earn too little to buy subsidized coverage on the new insurance exchanges and too much to qualify for Medicaid in states that won’t expand their programs.” Kansas is one of those states that has yet to expand Medicaid, even though the federal government will pay for all of the expansion cost during the first three years and nearly all of the cost after that.
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