HHS Tells States It Will Not Fund Partial Medicaid Expansion

The Obama administration answered a key question from governors on Monday with a clear "no": States may not expand Medicaid only part of the way and still get the additional federal funding provided in the Affordable Care Act.

The decision, announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a letter sent to governors, is significant because after the Supreme Court ruling in June made the Medicaid expansion optional, several states have floated the idea of a less generous expansion than called for in the federal health law.

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Source: Kaiser Health News