The health law is expected to change the face of Medicaid literally.
The health law is expected to change the face of Medicaid — literally.
As part of the federal overhaul, some states have opted to expand in January this state-federal health insurance program for low income people to include Americans who earn as much as 138 percent of the federal poverty line (just under $16,000 for an individual in 2013). As a result, the new enrollees will include more white, male and healthy individuals than those eligible before the Affordable Care Act expansion, according to a study in the Annals of Family Medicine.
Using statistics from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the authors found that the group of newly eligible individuals is:
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Source: Kaiser Health News