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Please join MHAP Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Old Capitol Inn for a Legislative Breakfast on Medicaid Expansion. The Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. and presenters include Rachel Garfield, Associate Director of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and Brad Chism, President of Chism Strategies. 



Rachel Garfield will present and take questions on Kaiser's recently released study: The Cost and Coverage Implications of the ACA Medicaid Expansion-National And State-by-State Analysis. 

The Kaiser Study found that if all states undertake the ACA Medicaid expansion, they can extend coverage to their residents with minimal or no increase in state spending due to new federal Medicaid funds. Of the total increased costs if all states implement the expansion, the federal government would pay $952 billion over 2013-2022, and the state share would be $76 billion. Under the ACA, the federal government will pay between 90% and 100% of the costs for those made newly eligible for Medicaid. While total Medicaid spending would increase by 16%, federal spending is expected to increase by 26% and state spending would increase by 3%.