medicaid coverage

DENVER | A bill to expand Medicaid coverage in Colorado is closer to final approval. The state House voted Thursday to increase the income cap for needy adults to qualify for the health assistance. The change could add some 160,000 Colorado adults to public health care assistance. The federal government covers the entire cost of […]

In a Thursday, July 26, 2012 photo, Sandra Pico, 52,  holds medications she takes, at her home in North Miami Beach, Fla. Pico makes about $15,000 a year working about 20 hours a week as a home health aide, a bit too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough that she can afford private insurance. She thought she'd be getting health insurance after the Supreme Court upheld the health care law. Then she learned her own governor won't agree to expand Medicaid under the law which would have given her coverage. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

“You fall through the cracks and there’s nothing you can do about it,” said the 52-year-old home health aide. “It makes me feel like garbage, like the American dream, my dream in my homeland is not being accomplished.”

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