Millions on low pay caught in health-law gap


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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Comments (3)
  • JD in NJ
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    Leave it to government to design a system that is intended to help those with lower income but refuses to help those whose income isn't high enough.
    10 Feb 2014, 06:13 AM Reply Like
  • AZ Desert Trader
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    Leave it to REPUBLICAN state governments undercut a system designed to cover everyone.
    10 Feb 2014, 06:26 AM Reply Like
  • aztech01
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    Yea, why don't the Republican's make some more money and shove healthcare down our throats, oh wait that'st the Dems job.
    10 Feb 2014, 07:55 AM Reply Like
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