Gov. Walker: Alaska is now 30th state to accept Medicaid expansion
Gov. Bill Walker says Alaska will be the 30th state to accept Medicaid expansion.
Medicaid is the federal program that helps pay for health care for the poor, administered by the states.
Through the Affordable Care Act, Alaska has been eligible since 2014 to expand the pool of Medicaid recipients and accept an additional $146 million in federal funds. The expansion would let adults with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level to receive Medicaid. The feds would cover the whole tab through 2016, and taper its support down to 90 percent by 2020.
Medicaid Expansion & Reform with Commissioner Valerie Davidson – UAS SOM Lectures
For more in-depth information, watch this presentation from earlier this year: