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  •  Thanks, but another question (0+ / 0-)

    So this means that people in the expanded group--the 100-133% group--will be able to get subsidies, if I understand you correctly. That's good: not as good as Medicaid, but better than neither Medicaid nor subsidies.

    For people up to 100% of poverty guideline, aren't they already eligible for Medicaid?

    Perhaps those who were going to get it for the first time, like single adults (who aren't disabled, pregnant, or elderly) won't get it in the No-Expanded-Medicaid states?

    Sorry, I probably sound confused, which is because I am. Clarification would be greatly appreciated.

    •  Depends on the state. (0+ / 0-)

      In some states, like Florida, even if you're a parent with a child you don't qualify for medicaid if you earn more than $300/month. This is still WELL below poverty level. There are a lot of us who fall into that gap. My kids are covered. The adults not. And it's the adults with the chronic conditions who need it.

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 09:03:04 AM PDT

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