Biden To Push For Medicaid Expansion In SOTU Address

Axios reports:

President Biden’s State of the Union address will include calls for insulin cost caps for privately insured patients and a renewed bid to close the Medicaid coverage gap in Republican-controlled states that haven’t accepted the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.

The push to expand health coverage to millions of low-income people in 11 red states by closing the Medicaid coverage gap is costly and could trigger legal challenges. Supporters have cast it as a referendum on universal health coverage, as well as racial equity, noting that people of color make up the majority of those in the gap.

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