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Medicaid expansion could shift some federal costs to Oklahoma


September 15, 2019

Under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, states that expand Medicaid to cover able-bodied adults are given $9 in federal funding for every $1 in state funding spent on the expansion population. Supporters argue that high federal match makes the program a financial windfall for state governments.

But members of the legislative Healthcare Working Group learned Sept. 4 that one part of Medicaid expansion would involve the federal government offloading costs onto state taxpayers.

Under the ACA, Medicaid can be expanded to include able-bodied adults earning up to 1...

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