Medicaid Expansion Unpopular Amongst States

Twenty-one states are opting out of Medicaid expansion for next year while another six states’ legislators are still deciding.  Medicaid rules currently vary from state to state, but many provide little to no coverage of childless, non-disabled and non-elderly adults.  Reasons for opting out of expansion include worries involving additional costs as well as growing an already broken program.  According to CNNMoney, the federal government will pay for 100% of the expansion for the first three years, then gradually reduce its subsidy to 90% by 2020.

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