Low-Income Residents Approve Medicaid Expansion, Survey Finds

October 9, 2014 9:17 AM

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Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in Boston investigated what people think about the Medicaid expansion and published the results in the journal Health Affairs. Shockingly, they discovered that low-income adults welcome the expansion, as it offers them the possibility to get medical treatment when they get ill.

Under the Affordable Care Act, states can expand Medicaid coverage to low-income residents who earn less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level. At the moment, a family of three with an annual income less than $27,310 would be eligible for Medicaid coverage. But, as you well know, not every s...

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