Medicaid Adds 3M With Obamacare

    JACKSON, KY - JANUARY, 21: Breathitt County resident Mary Blair arrives at the Breathitt County Family Health Center before her appointment with Dr. Hamilton on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in Jackson, Ky. Despite suffering from a past heart attack and diabetes Blair was able to receive medical coverage through Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

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    Luke Sharrett

    The Affordable Care Act has done wonders for Medicaid, helping increase its enrollment numbers by 3 million to a total of over 61 million. “The increase in Medicaid enrollments across the country is encouraging,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said. According to the Obama administration, which announced the new numbers Friday, states where eligibility for Medicaid expansion was enacted by February (about half them including New York and California) saw enrollment increase by 8.3 percent, while enrollment was only up by 1.6 percent in the states that have not expanded Medicaid. These numbers don’t even include all the people who signed up in March.

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