Medicaid Expansion and Coverage

Curated by Kathryn S. Beard, J.D.
Associate Managing Editor, Current Awareness

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), states have the option to expand Medicaid coverage to a group of beneficiaries who were previously ineligible. Newly eligible individuals are those with household incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL), who are: under the age of 65, not pregnant, not entitled to or enrolled in either Medicare Part A or B, and not eligible for Medicaid under any other category.

The future of Medicaid expansion is uncertain under the incoming Trump Administration considering the President-elect's campaign promise to repeal and replace the ACA. Stay tuned for updates from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory during the transition to the new Presidential Administration.