I want to share a good news story from the past couple of days. You may have heard about the recent extension of the Affordable Care Act that was passed by the Senate and signed into law by the President last Friday. While the new law will provide many benefits to the millions of people who lose their health insurance due to an ACA repeal, there is also a provision in the new law that will extend the Medicaid expansion program.
This is the part that really makes me curious about what it means. I have a lot of questions.
The Medicaid expansion has been in place for a long, long time, but in the past, many changes were made to it in order to increase participation, like the elimination of the traditional Medicare-matching requirement. It has been extended for a couple of years now in order to get more people on the rolls and also meet the goal of increasing enrollment. This will extend the coverage to millions of Americans who have become eligible for Medicaid.
The reason I’m asking is because it now gives people the opportunity to extend their eligibility in order to receive Medicaid benefits. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, “Under the proposed Medicare Modernization: Exchanges, individuals can now extend their eligibility for benefits during the 18-month waiting period following the date of eligibility.” With the increase in enrollment, the expansion will allow for an additional 4 million people to receive Medicaid.
There are two major reasons why new people enroll in Medicaid. The first is that most of the new Medicaid enrollees are elderly or disabled — which means that they tend to be more likely to qualify for Medicaid because they have serious health issues. The second is that as the number of Medicaid enrollees increases, the government needs to pay these people more to keep them alive.
The expansion will be the largest for a Medicaid expansion in at least a decade. The other way that new enrollees are being able to pay more for healthcare is through payroll taxes, which is why the government will increase the payroll tax for all new Medicaid recipients by 3 percent, for a total increase of 7 percent. At the same time, the government will increase the payroll tax for all private non-profit enrollees by 10 percent, for a total increase of 23 percent.
Payroll taxes are a new way for the government to help out low-income families and individuals without going into deep debt. In fact, the payroll tax increase is the largest for any federal spending plan in the past seven years (although the federal budget deficit hasn’t been this large since the early 2000s). The payroll tax increase will affect every family in the country, but the government will be particularly eager to reach out to people who are struggling because of the recession.
The payroll tax increase is a new way for the government to help out low-income families and individuals without going into deep debt. In fact, the payroll tax increase is the largest for any federal spending plan in the past seven years although the federal budget deficit hasnt been this large since the early 2000s. The payroll tax increase will affect every family in the country, but the government will be particularly eager to reach out to people who are struggling because of the recession.
The payroll tax increase is an attempt by the government to make sure that low-income families are not relying on their own resources to make ends meet. If the payroll tax is not an effective way to help low-income families, then the government will work to make it one. The payroll tax increase is a good first step because it helps to show that the government is concerned about the plight of the poor.
But it’s not the first step. The government plans to take another step to make sure that everyone is able to eat and pay their bills. A new law aims to get the unemployed to pay part of their income into a credit card to help them out. It’s a step in the right direction, but it’s not the first step. The first step is to give everyone who is struggling an opportunity to get more money. It’s the step that most people can take without asking for help.