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by Lynda Flowers, AARP Public Policy Institute and Matthew Buettgens, The Urban Institute, Public Policy Institute, February, 2013
The Affordable Care Act required states to expand their Medicaid programs to cover more low-income people, including mid-life adults. However, a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, while upholding the rest of the health reform law, effectively turned the mandate into a state option. This Insight on the Issues examines the Court’s decision and how uninsured midlife adults in states that take up this option can benefit.
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