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Medicaid Expansion is Under Reconsideration in Red States

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Some GOP-led states that previously declined to expand Medicaid are reconsidering that decision now that the $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief package has made billions of dollars available to enlarge the program.

The legislation passed by Congress last month boosts federal funding for two years to states that expand Medicaid, more than covering a state’s cost for increasing eligibility for the program, which is currently used by almost 79 million low-income and disabled people.

“The Biden administration is being pretty shortsighted here,” said Brian Blase, who developed health policy as a special assistant in the Trump administration. “Many conservative states are concerned about federal overreach.”

For the full-text article, go to the Wall Street Journal.

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