Health Insurance Marketplaces and Medicaid Expansion

Are you looking for more information about what states have decided to do about expanding Medicaid or defaulting to the federal government to run their health insurance marketplaces? The Kaiser Family Foundation has a very helpful interactive tool to give you up to date information about what states are doing with this issue.  The health insurance marketplaces will begin enrolling individuals who need health insurance and assisting small businesses who want to purchase insurance for their employees in October, 2013 though coverage will not begin until January 1, 2014.  Each state must also make a decision about whether to expand Medicaid to 133% of poverty ($15,282 for an individual in 2013).  The federal government will pay 100% of the costs for the expansion for newly eligible people for the first 3 years.

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