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Do You Have To Take Medicaid If You Don’t Want It?

Medicaid with Obamacare

It’s been a little while since we talked about the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. Love it or hate it, you are supposed to be signed up for some sort of health care coverage by March 31st. Many states have expanded their Medicaid programs so that a larger number of people are eligible. One big issue I have with the whole Healthcare.gov system is that you have to take Medicaid if your income falls into that bracket, even if you don’t want it. ┬áThis is a long post, but I have tons to say about this topic, so get a snack or beverage if you need to. What Is Medicaid? Medicaid is a social program for low income families and individuals who have limited income and resources. It is jointly funded by the state and federal government, but each state has to decided whether or not to participate. Every state has some sort of Medicaid program presently. Medicaid is not like Medicare, which covers senior citizens and is partially funded by your payroll deductions over the years. In the past, children and pregnant women whose income was below 133% of the poverty limit qualified for Medicaid. Also if you were ...

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