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After the Supreme Court Decision: The Implications of Expanding Medicaid for Uninsured Low-Income Midlife Adults

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.