California Healthline: Why Haven’t More States Expanded Medicaid Yet?

by Amanda Wolfe, Road to Reform Editor

“The Court today limits the financial pressure the Secretary may apply to induce States to accept the terms of the Medicaid expansion. As a practical matter, that means States may now choose to reject the expansion; that is the whole point. But that does not mean all or even any will. Some States may indeed decline to participate, either because they are unsure they will be able to afford their share of the new funding obligations, or because they are unwilling to commit the administrative resources necessary to support the expansion. Other States, however, may voluntarily sign up, finding the idea of expanding Medicaid coverage attractive, particularly given the level of federal funding the Act offers at the outset.” — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, NFIB v. Sebelius, June 28, 2012

Continue reading here: http://www.californiahealthline.org/road-to-reform/2014/why-havent-more-states-expanded-medicaid-yet

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