The federal government is allowing states to opt out of the Medicaid expansion of the Affordable Care Act, allowing them to choose to keep participating in the Medicaid program rather than expanding it.
The decision means that more than a million Americans who qualify for the federal government’s Medicaid expansion will still be unable to get help.
It’s an important decision for the millions of Americans who rely on Medicaid.
It will also make it harder for states to expand Medicaid to help them meet rising Medicaid costs.
States will still have to choose which programs to include in their expansion, and the Affordable Health Care Act’s requirements will still apply.
But the decision to not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Healthcare Act will make it easier for states that do expand the program to continue receiving federal money.
It’s important to note that states can still decide to continue participating in Medicaid and not expand it.
If they choose to do so, states can opt out if they want.
That’s a significant change from the Affordable Housing Act, which required states to offer subsidized housing for the first time.
Under the Affordable Community Health Centers program, which provides health care to low-income Americans, states are allowed to opt in to Medicaid expansion if they decide to expand their Medicaid programs.
The program provides health insurance to low income people who live in Medicaid-expanded areas.