Millions of hard-working families across the United States are left out of affordable coverage because their state lawmakers refuse to expand access to health care.
Their reasons are strictly political, and the inaction of these lawmakers has created the “Medicaid coverage gap,” where 6-7 million uninsured individuals fall into without any access to care. They do not qualify for Medicaid as-is but also do not make enough to purchase private insurance. These low-wage workers left uninsured represent crucial industries to the economy and to our everyday lives. Your childcare provider, your local hairdresser, the server at your favorite restaurant—these are the people who are left out of affordable coverage.
The time for action is now. After January 1st 2014, states that have not expanded Medicaid begin losing millions of dollars each day they do not act. Stand up for those left out of affordable coverage. Call your legislator and tell them the time for Medicaid expansion is now.The Texas Treatment|Tagged affordable care act, Coverage Gap, health coverage, Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, Obamacare|