KHN Changes How It Describes Medicaid Eligibility Level Under Health Law

Since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in March 2010, most news organizations including Kaiser Health News have reported that in 2014 the law would expand Medicaid coverage to nearly everyone with a household income below 133 percent of the federal poverty level, which this year is nearly $31,000 for a family of four.

But that doesn’t describe the full picture for those newly eligible for Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for the poor.

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Source: Kaiser Health News