A recent news article lays out the choices that Washington is facing when it comes to Medicaid expansion - the opportunity for the state to use federal dollars to expand its Medicaid program to include childless adults. Previously, you had to be poor and something else to qualify for Medicaid - poor and disabled, poor and pregnant... Now, you just need to have a low-income to qualify for Medicaid if a state chooses to expand.
Washington's next Governor will have several choices to make as we determine how to move forward with health care reform in our state. The expansion of Medicaid is not the least among them.
To learn more, check out this article.