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EXTENDING MEDICAID HEALTH COVERAGE MAKES SENSE FROM AN ECONOMIC, HUMANITARIAN PERSPECTIVE

Posted: September 2, 2012 at 2:38 a.m.

“For I was sick and you took care of me …” “Lord, when was it that we saw you sick …?” “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these … you did it to me.” There is some good news coming down the pike for some of “the least of these.” Medicaid is extending to cover people who earn up to 138 percent of the poverty level. That means an individual earning $15,414 or less will qualify for health care coverage, and a family of four with income no more than $31,809 will have insurance. Most of these are working people who generally can’t aff ord health insurance.

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Opinion, Pages 13 on 09/02/2012

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"Medicaid and Medicare are America’s most efficient health insurance programs."

Don't forget the VA.

Posted by: FrankLloydLeft

September 2, 2012 at 10:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )