Families USA report suggests Medicaid expansion is next top healthcare challenge

January 19, 2015

Medicaid expansion in two dozen states remains one of the biggest hurdles for the Affordable Care Act, according to a report from Families USA. Unless the remaining 23 states opt to expand the eligibility for the low-income insurance program, millions of people will continue to lack affordable coverage, the pro-ACA healthcare advocacy group warned. Many of those who remain uninsured fall in a coverage gap, where they make too little to qualify for tax credits but just above the current eligibility for Medicaid - unless they live in the 28 states that have agreed to the Obamacare provision that brings a windfall of federal dollars to expand coverage.