Supreme Court Decision
“The court’s decision is an important step in our nation’s efforts to reform health care, to make it more affordable for and accessible to individuals. However, much work remains to be done to make these reforms viable and we are hopeful that Congress, the administration and the states can work together.”
- Amerigroup CEO James G. Carlson
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What we can expect from the Affordable Care ActView transcriptSVP of Government Relations Brian Coyne talks about what we can expect from the Affordable Care Act.
Video Transcript: What we can expect from the Affordable Care ActBrian Coyne, SVP, Government Relations on what we can expect from the Affordable Care Act:
For those low-income and moderate-income working Americans that are eligible for Medicaid program, which is which is now set at a hundred and thirty eight percent (138%) of poverty, so a family making twenty or thirty thousand a year depending on the number of kids in that family, they’re eligible for Medicaid. And that will significantly expand a states’ role.
Medicaid is a federal-state partnership. The federal government pays about fifty seven percent (57%) of Medicaid.
In these provisions given the expansion that will occur somewhere between sixteen and twenty million Americans will be eligible for Medicaid, is that it begins that the federal government will pay for all these newly eligible Medicaid members in their entirety and over time scale it down to about ninety percent (90%) federal match.
So the federal government has a very significant role in terms of providing coverage for those eligible for Medicaid.
Maureen McDonnell on the impact of midterm elections on the Affordable Care Act.View transcriptVice President of Health Reform Integration Maureen McDonnell on the impact of midterm elections on the Affordable Care Act.
Video Transcript: Maureen McDonnell on the impact of midterm elections on the Affordable Care Act.Over the past several months, Health Reform became a topic of great debate leading up to Election Day, with much thoughtful dialogue from both advocates and opponents of the bill.
Now, with the mid-term elections behind us, the winds of political change are blowing in our state capitals and in Congress. The healthcare discussion intensifies as some Governors and House of Representatives-Elect begin to further define Repeal and Replace strategies while of the existing legislation are continuing to educate their constituents and have started planning for implementation.
The Amerigroup Health Reform team and our dedicated resources expressly focused on the Affordable Care Act, will continue to closely monitor federal guidance, regulatory activity and open requests for public comment.
We will also track the status of legal challenges as well as implementation efforts on a state by state basis to best serve our members, providers, state partners and policymakers.
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