In a February report called 'Closing the Medicaid Coverage Gap', Voices For Illinois Children announced its support for the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.
When the U.S. Supreme Court endorsed the fundamental legality of the Affordable Care Act in June, it left open the option for states to decide on various aspects of participation, including the Medicaid expansion.
should take advantage of a unique opportunity to offer health care
coverage to hundreds of thousands of low-income residents,” the report
reads. “Given that the federal government will provide nearly all
of the funding, extending Medicaid eligibility is a very good bargain
for Illinois. We can’t afford to pass up this valuable opportunity.”
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