Millions on low pay caught in health-law gap

|By:, SA News Editor

Around 4.8M people aged 18-64 get no government help to buy medical insurance - because they earn too little to qualify for federal subsidies. However, they earn too much to receive benefits under state programs.

The gap is the result of 24 states deciding not to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

However, some states are revisiting their policies in order to cover the hole, which hospitals such as UAB Health System see as a threat to their revenues.

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