Iowa Governor Terry Branstad expects the Republican-led congress and President-elect Donald Trump to quickly repeal the Affordable Care Act, but Branstad says it’s unclear what may happen to the 145-thousand low-income Iowans who now are covered by Medicaid because of the law.
Branstad says those 145-thousand Iowans who are on Medicaid due to “ObamaCare” are unlikely to completely LOSE coverage.
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The Affordable Care Act offered states additional federal funds if more low-income citizens were enrolled in government-paid Medicaid.
In Iowa, under the “Iowa Health and Wellness Plan.” Iowans with an annual income up to 133 percent of the poverty level have been eligible to enroll under the “Medicaid expansion” that’s part of “ObamaCare.”
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Branstad suggests “more flexibility” for how states run the Medicaid program can yield cost savings.