Medicaid eligibility level increasedMedicare/Medicaid, National Health Care Reform Legislation, Uncategorized — By Online Editor on July 6, 2010 at 10:12 AM
Medicaid eligibility level is increased to 133% FPL. The federal government will pay 100% of the cost of the new expansion population until 2016. Starting in 2017, all states except for the expansion states (including Nebraska), would then have to begin to have to pay a phased in amount of the cost of covering the expansion population, so that the federal government’s match would be 90% in 2020 and the out-years. For expansion states (where the state is already covering these adults through their Medicaid programs), it would reduce the amount they are currently paying to cover this population by 50% in 2014 and gradually increase the amount of the federal share, so that by 2019, all states would be paying the same amount for the non-pregnant adult Medicaid population.