Medicaid Expansion

Here’s the deal—40 hours is full-time but only in Medicaid expanded states

The Hill’s Congress BlogSeptember 24, 2013 By Frank Knapp Jr.   Franchise owners descended on Capitol Hill last week to lobby for a modification in the Affordable Care Act.  Their complaint is that under ObamaCare, starting in 2015, businesses with 50 or more full-time employees will either have to offer their…

Report: 62 percent of Poll Respondents in Deep South Support Expansion of the Medicaid Program

Majority of Whites as Well as African-Americans Support Medicaid Expansion In Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina, Even 47 Percent of Self-Identified Conservatives Support Medicaid Expansion Washington, D.C.—A poll released today reveals that expanding the Medicaid program as called for in the Affordable Care Act has the solid support—a…

NFIB admits its position on Medicaid expansion will hurt many small businesses

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has strongly advocated that states not expand their Medicaid programs as allowed under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).  This wasn’t a business decision by the organization because expanding Medicaid will benefit small businesses as I have pointed out in opinion editorials (here, here…

Fallout for states rejecting Medicaid expansion

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting the Medicaid expansion in the federal health care law could have unexpected consequences for states where Republican lawmakers remain steadfastly opposed to what they scorn as “Obamacare.” It could mean exposing businesses to Internal Revenue Service penalties and leaving low-income…

Without Medicaid Expansion, Employers Face Higher Tax Penalties Under ACA

Study By Brian Haile Senior Vice President for Health Policy Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. Key Findings States that do not expand Medicaid leave employers exposed to higher “shared responsibility” payments under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The associated costs to employers could total $876 million to $1.3 billion each…

Expanding Medicaid Essential for Controlling Health Insurance Costs

ACTION ALERT!! Call Your House Member NOW!!! Today the South Carolina House begins their budget debate.  Whether our state should expand Medicaid to cover individuals with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level will be debated. It is critically important for our state to accept $11.2 billion through…