Contact Us

States Facing Rising Healthcare Costs Due to Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion

Photo courtesy of Handout / Handout / Getty Images

WASHINGTON (AP) — From California to Rhode Island, states are confronting new concerns that their costs will rise as a result of the federal health care law.

It’s because of Medicaid.

Before President Barack Obama’s law expanded the safety-net program, millions of people who were already entitled to coverage were not enrolled.

Those same people are now signing up in unexpectedly high numbers.

For states red or blue, the problem is that they must use more of their own money to cover this particular group.

In California, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent budget projected an additional $1.2 billion spending on the state’s version of Medicaid, partly due to surging enrollment.

The latest predicament is likely to revive debates about how the federal government can saddle states with unanticipated costs.

More From News Talk KGVO

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalkkgvo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Talk KGVO Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News Talk KGVO Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!