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The Republican plan to slash Medicaid, explained
Despite suffering from a past heart attack and diabetes, Mary Blair, pictured here at a Jackson, KY doctor’s office, was able to receive medical coverage through Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Most of the people who got insurance through Obamacare were the more than 11 million poor people who benefited from the Medicaid expansion that 31 states, plus Washington, DC, adopted. The AHCA converts Medicaid from a matching program, in which the federal government chips in a set amount for every dollar states spend on beneficiaries, to a capped subsidy, where the feds give states a set amount per enrollee every year, an amount that rises according to a fixed formula instead of according to need. Read more