Minden Press-Herald

Thursday
Jul 31st

PPACA to affect Medicaid

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is planned to accomplish its goal that all Americans have health insurance through the extension of an existing service and the creation of another.

Step one is to extend the existing Medicaid program. Step two is to create an online marketplace with a sliding scale of federal subsidies based on income.

"(They're) going to take the Medicaid program and make it much easier to get into," healthcare economist Michael Bertaut said.

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