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  •  All states have Medicaid now. (9+ / 0-)

    As part of Obamacare, there is a Medicaid expansion. It's rules, including those determining who is eligible for it, are different from what exists now. When SCOTUS decided Obamacare could not mandate states to participate in the Medicaid expansion, many Repuke governors chose to reject it. Therefore, in states like SC, it's people won't have access to Medicaid unless they were eligible for Medicaid before Obamacare came into existence. In many states, adults (18 and over) aren't eligible for Medicaid unless they receive TANF + Medicaid, which usually requires having children. Under the Medicaid expansion, adults without children would qualify for Medicaid. Additionally, if a person doesn't earn enough to be part of the exchanges, that person is SOL for any health coverage.

    Personal note: that person you encountered is an asshole.

    •  Who is/isn't expanding Medicaid (1+ / 0-)
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      A number have flatly refused - mine included (Texas)
      This seems to be a pretty decent summary of which states stand where on the matter:
      http://www.advisory.com/...

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 02:48:56 PM PDT

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