Coverage Gap Could Keep Medicaid Expansion Active Issue in Midterms

Fall Elections Key Moment in Medicaid Expansion Debate
– Roll Call Online

Manatt’s Cindy Mann, a partner with Manatt Health, was quoted by Roll Call Online for an article on the role midterm elections could play in Medicaid expansion.

The publication noted that there are several reasons why state Medicaid expansion will be an active topic during the midterm election season. Mann explained that the “coverage gap,” within which individuals make too much money to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to get subsidies on the healthcare law’s insurance exchanges, hasn’t gone away.

“As years go by, in states with large numbers of residents in the gap, it becomes increasingly untenable to leave federal dollars on the table that could cover most of the cost of the coverage,” she said.

Read the article here