Journal Article After the Supreme Court Decision: The Implications of Expanding Medicaid for Uninsured Low-Income Midlife Adults
Lynda Flowers, Matthew Buettgens
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The Affordable Care Act required states to expand their Medicaid programs to cover more low-income people, including mid-life adults. However, a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, while upholding the rest of the health reform law, effectively turned the mandate into a state option. This brief examines the Court's decision and how uninsured midlife adults in states that take up this option could benefit.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Federal health care reform Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Medicare
Policy Centers Health Policy Center