Apr 072013

> on June 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.Republicans in seven of the ten states in the country with the highest percentage of African-Americans have declared they won’t participate in the Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act, potentially denying tens of thousands of blacks health insurance.

As originally written, “Obamacare” required states to expand Medicaid next year to all nearly all residents whose income is below $16,000 ($32,000 for a family of four), with the federal government footing almost all of the bill. But the Supreme Court ruled last year that states could choose not to participate in the expansion, resulting in a predictable partisan divide in which states run by Republicans have generally opposed the new Medicaid funding while those controlled by Democrats support it. For the complete article: Why thousands of African-Americans may not benefit from Obamacare | theGrio.

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