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CAP Proposes Enrolling Unemployed In Medicaid

By Amy Lotven / June 24, 2020 at 12:18 PM
As millions of people are losing their jobs and health insurance coverage amid the economic crisis, Center for American Progress Vice President for Health Policy Topher Spiro is floating a new proposal that would let states enroll their unemployed population in Medicaid or increase the eligible threshold to families earning up to 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL). Spiro estimates about 23 million people could get coverage and the proposal would cost about $90 billion for 2020 and 2021...


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