Doggett Unveils Bill To Let Local Governments Expand Medicaid

By Maya Goldman / June 17, 2021 at 6:47 PM
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) introduced a bill Thursday (June 17) that would allow county, city or other local governments to expand Medicaid to cover adults with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level in states that have yet to expand coverage to that level. Doggett is hoping to get the bill into the next reconciliation package. The bill, known as the Cover Outstanding Vulnerable Expansion-Eligible Residents Now (COVER Now) Act, would give CMS authority to contract directly with...

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