Medicaid Expansion: Take the Money

While governors across America are deciding whether or not to accept federal dollars to expand their own state’s Medicaid eligibility for those up to 138% of the federal poverty level, NPA members are making the moral and economic argument in favor of expansion. Under the Affordable Care Act, the federal government will cover 100% of a state’s costs for Medicaid expansion for the first three years, and 90% thereafter.
Watch NPA Immediate Past President Dr. Valerie Arkoosh emphasizing the importance of Medicaid Expansion on MSNBC’s UP with Chris Hayes, Feb. 23, 2013:

  • First segment (length 6:11)
  • Second segment (length 5:35)
  • Third segment (length 11:20)


  • Where the States Stand: What states are saying about the Medicaid expansion updated 2/27/2013, includes infographic map link
  • Who Benefits from ACA Mediciad Expansion – Kaiser Quick Takes
  • The Cost and Coverage Implications of the ACA Medicaid Expansion:
    National & State-by-State Analysis – Kaiser Commission on Medicaid & the Uninsured


  • “Take the Money for Medicaid,” Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/11/2013
  • “Letter to the Editor: Expansion of Pa.’s Medicaid program would be life-saver,”
    The Daily Times (2/13/2013)
  • “Governor misses mark by not approving Medicaid expansion,”
    The Express (2/7/2013)
  • “US Government would pick up Bulk of Cost of State Medicaid Expansion,”
    JSOnline (2/5/2013)
  • “Dems call on Gov to Expand Badgercare with Federal Money,”
    WI Public Radio News (2/5/2013)
  • “Reaction to Corbett’s Budget is Swift and Strong,” WESA 90.5 (2/5/2013)


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