Now that the United States Supreme Court, in its recent decision, has made Medicaid Expansion voluntary under the Affordable Care Act, Governers of the several States are unsurprisingly divided over whether to accept Federal reimbursement of 100% of the costs of expansion in the first few years of implementation, followed by a declining percentage of Federal reimbursement of those costs over time -- to a low of 90% reimbursement by 2020. See Michael A. Memoli, "Governors Divided Over Medicaid Expansion / The Usually United National Governors Assn. Can't Seem to Agree on the Provision in Obama's Healthcare Law That Makes Available Billions of Federal Dollars to Boost Coverage for the Poor." (Published Online by the Los Angeles Times on Saturday, July 14, 2012).
Here is a Video offered through the Los Angeles Times website explaining how insurance exchanges work under the Affordable Care Act.
Dennis Wall is Co-Chair of the Health, Life and Disability Insurance Subcommittee of the American Bar Association's Insurance Coverage Litigation Committe. He will be a co-presenter of a webinar, "The U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act," for West Legal Education Center. The webinar will be broadcast live beginning at Noon E.T. from the West Legal Ed Center web site on Friday, July 20, 2012, and will thereafter be available 24/7, registration for any of which is available through West Legal Ed Center for a charge.
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