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Analyzing Annals: Health Policy Basics: Medicaid Expansion

This article reviews the expansion of Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act after the Supreme Court ruling that state expansion would be optional.

Use this article to consider the following:

  • What does Medicaid expansion mean? Has your state has opted to expand Medicaid?
  • What are the implications of Medicaid expansion for patients?
  • Which patients qualify for Medicaid in your state? What does Medicaid provide for patients who have it in your state?
  • How hard is it for a patient to navigate the system to enroll in Medicaid?

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