Catholic Leaders Lament Obstacles to Medicaid Expansion

by Sean Salai, S.J. 

White House report has indicated that 24 state legislatures chose not to opt into the Obamacare Medicaid expansion this year, implying an ongoing GOP resistance that Southern Catholic leaders fear will hurt the working poor.

According to the report, released on July 2, only 26 state legislatures have so far opted into the Affordable Care Act’s offer of financial assistance for states that expand Medicaid coverage to include non-elderly family members whose incomes are below 133 percent of the federal poverty level.  MORE>>