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Supreme Court Saved the Near Poor

Lorianne Wrote: Jul 28, 2012 8:59 AM
Thank you for this article. I've been trying to tell people about this (as far as I understood it) for weeks now but no one will listen, partly because it is so convoluted. But I didn't understand all the repercussions to the SC ruling. Heck, I had no idea that they were counting on at least HALF of the so-called "newly insured" to be new enrolless to Medicaid. I guess we are finding out what is in it.

Here's the most underreported story of the summer. When the Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) it inadvertently liberated millions of people who were going to be forced into Medicaid. Now they will have the opportunity to have private health insurance instead. What difference does that make? It could be the difference between life and death.

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report this week says there are 3 million such people. The actual number could be several times that size. But first things first.

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