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  •  Another resource from CNN (2+ / 0-)
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    Brainwrap, rsmpdx

    Obamacare: Your new options

    This map shows which states have expanded Medicaid and includes links to marketplace options.
    It also provides numbers for some states that are operating their own exchanges. For example,
    Washington

        Medicaid expansion: Yes
        People enrolled: 3,084
        People almost enrolled: 40,400
        Accounts created: 89,273
        Data updated on: October 21, 2013

    Oregon

        Medicaid expansion: Maybe

    The information is not, of course, entirely up to date, and is significantly incomplete. For example, it should link to explanations for "Maybe" states. Do you want to try to gather those explanations? For example, Indiana claims that it wants to expand its sorry excuse for Medicaid, the so-called Healthy Indiana Plan (un-HIP, in my book), which is designed to limit the number that can enroll. This plan would require serious waivers, which are in serious doubt. Here is an explanation from Sarah Kliff's Health Reform Watch at Ezra Klein's WonkBlog.

    Deep-red Indiana might just expand Medicaid

    I will go and gather some more information.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 03:37:40 PM PDT

    •  Oregon IS definitely expanding Medicaid (1+ / 0-)
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      Per Medicaid.gov for Oregon:

      Overview

      Oregon is operating a State-Based Marketplace, known as Cover Oregon. The state is expanding Medicaid coverage to low-income adults effective January 1, 2014. [added emphasis]

      Furthermore, Medicaid expansion, through "fast-track" enrollment in Oregon Health Plan, has signed up 56,000 people, as of October 17.

      Our Cover Oregon exchange is not yet open for enrollments.

      Nick Budnick, The Oregonian, October 17, 2013.  Oregon cuts tally of people lacking health insurance by 10 percent in two weeks.

      Though the Oregon's health insurance exchange is not yet up and running, the number of uninsured is already dropping thanks to new fast-track enrollment for the Oregon Health Plan.
      The low-income, Medicaid-funded program has already signed up 56,000 new people, cutting the state's number of uninsured by 10 percent, according to Oregon Health Plan.
      Though the new exchange called Cover Oregon was originally intended to be used for Oregon Health Plan enrollment, the online marketplace doesn't work yet. Instead, new Oregon Health Plan members are being enrolled using a fast-track process that was approved by the federal government in August.
      Since late September the Oregon Health Authority sent out notices to 260,000 people already enrolled in the state's food stamps program since late October.
      The notices informed them that based on their income reported to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, they are pre-qualified for the Oregon Health Plan in 2014. Most of them are newly eligible thanks to the state's decision to expand the program's income caps under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
      To enroll, all they have to do is make a phone call or send a form consenting to be enrolled. So far, 56,000 people have done that, coming on top of more than 600,000 already enrolled.
      Under the new Oregon Health Plan income eligibility rules, in 2014 individuals must earn 138 percent of the federal poverty level or less to qualify, as compared to the 100 percent cutoff this year. The new cap means monthly income of $1,322 for an individual,$1,784 for a household of two, $2,247 for a household of three, and $2,704 for a family of four.

      I can't help it. I love the state of Texas. It's a harmless perversion. - Molly Ivins

      by rsmpdx on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 05:14:25 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks for that, will add it to the resource links (0+ / 0-)

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