Medicaid Expansion Tied To Employment Among People With Disabilities

Medicaid Expansion Tied To Employment Among People With Disabilities

Madeline Kennedy

Reuters Health) – Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid coverage to people living just above the poverty line may be responsible for more disabled people getting jobs, according to a recent study.

Before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) – also known as Obamacare - was passed in 2010, people with disabilities and low income jobs were often unable to afford their expensive medical care. So many chose unemployment in order to be poor enough to qualify for Medicaid coverage, researchers report in the American Journal of Public Health. Read More