With the Florida Legislature now actively contemplating doing nothing on Medicaid expansion, perhaps it would be wise for lawmakers to read this story about the expected fallout for states which reject expanding Medicaid.
States’ rejection of Medicaid expansion under the federal Affordable Care Act could yield “unintended consequences,” the Associated Press reports.
Employers in states that do not expand Medicaid could face additional tax penalties, while legal immigrants in some states could be eligible for subsidized private insurance where citizens remain uninsured. Finally, persons living below the poverty line are only eligible for coverage through Medicaid, while those slightly above it can receive subsidized private coverage, raising questions of fairness.
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