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Understanding Medicaid expansion

By - Last modified: April 18, 2013 at 9:39 AM
Heather Stauffer
Heather Stauffer

Pennsylvania is still wrestling with the question of whether to expand Medicaid eligibility.

Lots of numbers have been thrown into the public conversation, but understanding them requires that you first understand the mechanics of how expansion would work and how it would interact with subsidies on the health insurance marketplaces.

Those mechanics and that interaction are the focus of this video.

I'm not usually a very visual person, but laying this all out on paper really helped me understand the interrelationships that matter in this question. I'm hoping it does the same for you.

Please scroll down to see the video.


In related news, last week's live chat was so popular that we're steaming right ahead on planning another live chat, this time on Medicaid expansion. I'm not going to tell you the name of the expert, because we haven't finalized the details — but it's someone you probably haven't heard much from yet and should get to know. Stay tuned for details!

Heather Stauffer covers Lancaster County, nonprofits and health care. Have a tip or question for her? Email her at You can also follow her on Twitter, @StaufferCPBJ.

Click here to download a PDF file of the chart that accompanies Heather's video.

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