Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Heritage Foundation: One-Fifth of U.S. Could be on Medicaid

The Heritage Foundation points out the following interesting information about the healthcare reform proposals now being pushed through Congress -
"The current health care proposals before Congress would make Medicaid available to all adults with incomes at or below 150 percent of the poverty line. That would increase Medicaid eligibility to 62.1 million, almost 21 percent of the entire U.S. population. Also, seven states and the District of Columbia would have eligibility rates of at least 25 percent."
See the map here.

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