Learn More About the Expanded Eligibility for Medicaid After the ACA

One of the keystone provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid to individuals up to 133% of the federal poverty level (FPL) beginning in 2014. Because children below 133% FPL were already Medicaid-eligible, this provision could provide health coverage to an estimated 16 million uninsured adults in addition to the subsidies to be provided to another 16 million people who purchase private insurance in a state-based Affordable Care Act Marketplace.

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