Affordable Care Act expansion to Medicaid patients begins this week

August 12, 2014 4:33 AM

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NASHUA – The expansion of health-care coverage for low-income workers that kicks into effect Friday will not only have obvious effects – Lamprey Health Care will expand weekend hours this fall to meet demand – but also some less-obvious ones.

“It makes you happy to be able to offer people something,” said Paula Smith, who as a counselor for the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare has had to tell some people that they have too much income for the new federal health-care marketplace. That problem will largely end Friday when expanded Medicare...

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